UBC Lectures, Seminars, and Symposia

Using Literature in History, and History in Literature Vinkovetsky, Ilya


This talk recounts how, in teaching history courses, I have drawn on works of literature — most notably the novels of Leo Tolstoy, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and Hadji Murat. My conviction is that historical literature can provide a particularly effective gateway to historical study. Similarly, historical context can enhance and enrich the study of literature.

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