gillpolack (gillpolack) wrote,

I've done some work tonight. It was very strange, tweeting research during my break from it. Right now I'm thinking about the relationship between genre (in fiction) and how history is treated. Not just levels of accuracy, but what sort of research is needed and how that research is expressed. I've made significant progress in understanding what fiction can do when accepted by scholars as a testing ground, I think. It's early days, though - I still might disprove all my current thoughts!

I love this internal debate and the growth and testing of ideas against evidence. It's one of the big reasons why I don't want to give up the historian side of me. In fact, if I had to choose between the excitement of new research and the love of chocolate, I'd have to choose research.

I know, it's very sad.

Anyhow, this weekend my research is wholly in the land of modern historiographical theory as applied to novels. Just in case you were wondering.

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