World Travel Narratives


ENGL 189

This course is a historical as well as theoretical survey of major and minor work, fictional or non-fictional, representing the authors' personal or cultural experience of the foreign. Starting from the Odyssey and covering some of the medieval narratives of peregrination (Marco Polo in Italy and Ibn Battuta in Morocco), the course concentrates on the 19th and 20th centuries. The travel narratives of these periods are analyzed within the context of colonialism (19th and the first part of the 20th century) as well as within the context of the phenomenon of tourism (roughly the second part of the 20th century). Prerequisite(s): ENGL 123.


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