I'm not sure why I took this course. I'm glad I did. I enjoyed all the books and the interaction with authors. This was a way to experience literature without writting 5 papers on a book.
Too good! The instructor was way too awesome. I am not from Arts or Literature background yet understood everything easily. The author interactions were a really good learning experience
by Kristen M•
This was a fantastic class. I learned a lot about writing historical fiction, and I was able to add several books to my already teetering TBR pile. Dr. Holsinger was an interesting professor and obviously loves the material. I would recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in history or historical fiction.
by Marianne P•
Great class! I particularly enjoyed the author's talks. Hearing about the writing process was fascinating. I learned so much about the evolution of the historical fiction genre, which is my personal favorite. More books have been added to my lengthy list of books that Must Be Read.
by Anshika M•
being my first coarse, it was extremely interesting. I got so many new perspectives of looking at works of writing now. I'd definately recommend it to anyone who loves history or english. Its very easy to understand and is also very intriguing at the same time.
I am about the end of the course and it was an amazing journey, I will slowly finish the rest of the lessons in the future as I wanted to watch the conversations and dialogues with the authors after having read the books, to better appreciate them.
by Regina Z G•
Muy variado y amplio, súper interesante y aporta mucho a la visión general que pueda tener uno sobre la historia universal y su forma de verla. Se analizan obras muy interesantes (mi lista de libros pendientes creció bastante con este curso).
by Nisa R•
wonderful and interesting course, excited and engaging instructor and awesome guest speakers. would seriously recommend this course to anyone passionate about historical fiction or just mildly interested. there's something for everybody
by Nicole P•
I rate it 5 stars because I love this course, and I haven't even started yet!! I'm excited for the video with Katherine Howe and Matthew Pearl, I have both of their books (The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane) and (The Dante Club) :)
by Peter C•
This was a carefully planned course that was very well taught and thoroughly enjoyable to study. I learned a great deal about historical fiction and it inspired me to carry on studying the genre once I had completed the course.
by Tasneem H A•
I love literature and as a Literature student, I have genuinely enjoyed the topics discussed within the classes. It has given me a new perspective of how historical fiction is more than just a reflection of the past.
by Nancy H•
Fantastic course with a enthusiastic, personable professor. It was fun and informative to hear the different viewpoints of the diverse authors as well as the relevant questions from the students in the seminar.
by Paulette R•
I have learned a lot about historical fiction in english novels, the seminars with the authors were excellent. I am argentinian and it has broaden my spectrum about writing and how to do it.
by Alejandra S•
Excellent! I particularly appreciated the place given to women, non-USA and Black writers. The teacher is engaging and clear and the guest speakers were remarkable. Thank you!
by Carlen H•
Learned so much, I might take this course again! It prompted me to read several books I had not read before as well as learn much about my own writing. Thanks!
by Nivedita G•
Insightful. well-structured course. I particularly liked all the speakers and of course, it is always fun to delve deeper into historical fiction.
by Naiara G C C•
I learned so very much in this course. The seminars with authors are a highlight and book recommendations are great if you like the genre.
by Jennifer D•
I actually loved this course!!
I also loved how many female writers and their novels were included in the course! Such a refreshing change.
by SRIJIT R•
Wonderful Course. I'm highly impressed by doing the first class. Professor is highly qualified and have so much knowledge in his subject.
by Dianne M•
Highly informative and easy to follow, introduced me to many new readings and authors. Delivery was clear, interesting and entertaining.
by Cheryl L D•
Very informative. Kept my attention throughout the lectures. And at my little UVA, too. Loved most all of it. Keep up the good work.
by PATRICIA A A C•
Great course, great instructor. I wish you could offer more courses like this one. Thank you very much, very enjoyable and instructive.
by Mary M R•
Extremely well done. Offers a great reading list. Videos including author interviews add significantly to the course content.
by Maybelline N•
Something I definitely needed to improve my Literature knowledge! i'm glad to have found this course, it was simply amazing...
by Margaret M P•
An excellent presentation from the professor on historical fiction. Yet, I feel the title of his class
is alittle misleading.
The best course I've viewed on Coursera by far. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in fiction of any kind.
by Margarita I•
Amazing teacher, great course, good balance and variety of books.
I hope there's a Part 2, I'd do that in a heartbeat!