HIST 090N. Minor Characters and Ordinary People: New Methods in History and Literature

(Cross-listed as ENGL 090A )
Novels, social media, close friends, and parents help us feel like main characters in our own lives, but most of us will remain minor, relatively unimportant characters in any larger context. This course will explore the problem of the minor character and the ordinary person from the conflicting and complementary perspectives of the historians and the literary critic, using both traditional and computational methods.
Social sciences.
1 credit.
Fall 2019. Burke, Buurma.
Catalog chapter: History  
Department website: https://www.swarthmore.edu/history

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