Courses: Travel and Transgression (ENGLB266001)

Fall 2012

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, pilgrim’s 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

Department

English (Web site)

Taught By

Taylor,Jamie K.

Location

Bryn Mawr, EHII

Meeting Times

MW 1:00pm-2:30pm