English | PROJECTS IN READING AND WRITING
W170 | 1887 | Higgins


TOPIC: "COUNTRY, CITY, AND SUBURB: LOCATING OURSELVES IN THE POPULAR
IMAGINATION"

Although many, if not most, of us come from the suburbs, the tensions
between the country and the city still shape the way we view our culture and
ourselves.  This course will look at the country, city, and suburb first as
separate entities, and then explore the ways in which each has influenced
and shaped the images we have of ourselves.  Readings will range from
analyses of how space is organized architecturally and economically to
fictional representations of places and regions in novels and films.
Everything from LA, Chicago, and the suburban subdivision to the wilderness
and the farm will be considered in relation to how we think about our
locations within particular environments.