Oct 16, 2018  
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) 
2016-2017 HillBook (Class of 2020) [ARCHIVED HILL BOOK]

ENG 100/117 - The Subject of Travel (Core/First-Year Seminar)

Three or Four Credits
Not Offered 2016-2017

One of the oldest and most intriguing themes found in Western literature is that of movement, travel and exploration. From the Classical epics of Homer and Virgil to the narratives of Renaissance exploration to the 20th century novel, travel and the subsequent descriptions of oneself and others form a very broad area of literature. In fact, the phrase “the subject of travel literature” can be understood in two ways: first, travel literature as a type or sub-genre of literature and, second, how we read individuals as “subject” to the places they find themselves in, and how they in turn describe and create people and places in language as textual subjects. In this course, we’ll explore both of these levels - the generic and the subjective - and come to terms with the problem of representing people and places which at first seem quite alien to us. We’ll also explore the metaphor of reading and writing as themselves a type of “travel.”

Prerequisite(s): ENG 117 is a First-Year Seminar and open to First-Year Students only.
When offered as ENG 100, for 3-credits, fulfills the Literature Cornerstone Requirement.
When offered as ENG 117, for 4-credits, fulfills the First-Year Seminar and Literature Cornerstone Requirements.