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2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 26, 2022  
2020-21 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 234 Travel Writing

This course will explore travel literature (fictional and non-fictional) from British, American and Anglophone writers.  We often turn to literature for the same reason we travel –to escape the familiar trappings of our own lives and to discover new worlds.  In this course, we’ll think about the relationship between travel and literature, and consider why so many writers use their works to recreate or imagine adventures to new places.  We’ll read a variety of travel texts, including satirical works, travel narratives and letters, literature from and about the colonial frontier, as well as accounts of travel in the “new world.”  Ideally, this course will offer students a chance to think about travel in new ways in preparation for study abroad or as a means to process return from it.