Courses: Travel and Transgression (ENGLB266001)
Class Number: 1243
Examines ancient and medieval travel literature, exploring movement and cultural exchange, from otherworld odysseys and religious pilgrimages to trade expeditions and explorations across the Atlantic. Mercantile documents, maps, pilgrims logbooks, and theoretical and anthropological discussions of place, colonization, and identity-formation will supplement our literary analysis. Emphasizes how those of the Middle Ages understood encounters with alien cultures, symbolic representations of space, and the development of national identities, exploring their influence on contemporary debates surrounding racial, cultural, religious, and national boundaries.
Div: III; Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Limit: 30;
Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1243 Div: III; HU
Bryn Mawr, EHII