Along with many other faculty, I maintain a SelectedWorks page in The Keep with links to articles, some book reviews, and previous presentations I've given at conferences. This past week I decided to upload a PowerPoint I've adapted for several conference talks, most recently for a 90-minute webinar I gave over Skype to the Concord Free Public Library (Concord, Mass.) on Bastille Day two years ago.
It provides a basic overview of historical fiction and its subgenres, and there are detailed notes included. To access it, visit this link and click on Download. Although it was presented to public librarians, the material is pretty general. Rather than let it sit on my hard drive gathering virtual dust, I thought I'd put it out there on the chance someone might find it interesting and/or useful. Because it's from 2011, some of the historical fiction trends mentioned are no longer as popular as they used to be, while new ones have risen in importance. I think much of it has held up well over time, though. Comments welcome!