EN 3131: The Historical Novel
It's an undergraduate course in the English Department at Manchester University. Looks like a great selection of reading material, from Philippa Gregory to Bernard Cornwell to Umberto Eco. No American authors or settings in the bunch as far as I can tell, unless you count Janice Radway (an American academic who wrote a critical study of the romance field). My book's on their recommended reading list, which I was surprised and pleased to see.
It's nice to see historical fiction getting some attention in academic circles. Why couldn't they have taught such a course when I was in school?