ENGL 4586 Travel Tales of Empire (Spring: 3 )
Strange places change us, alter the way we experience the world. We'll examine novels of exploration by authors such as Conrad, Forster, Orwell, and Sebald to uncover the shifts that happen to us when cast into new environments, when assailed by unexpected sensations. Studying how these authors saw, tasted, and smelt faraway cultures tells us about our own adventures into unknown places. Sensation will be our focus in a class that emphasizes participation, mapping, and the pleasures and hazards of travel.
Instructor(s): Joseph Nugent
Last Updated: 24-Jun-17