Living-Learning Center | Adventure Literature and Practice
L200 | 9234 | Rachel Galloway

Adventure literature intrigues us because, through the pages of
these books, we are invited to accompany to the most remote corners
of the world some of the bravest and most noble men and women who
have ever lived.  The abstract subjects of this type of literature—
self-reliance, the ability to overcome fear, the motivation to face
challenge and difficulty, and the willingness to display compassion
and heroism in the face of adversity—allow us to see and learn how
people can be their very best, and their very worst, on the
simplified playing field provided by nature and wilderness. Adventure
literature is alive, especially when the protagonists face death in
the extremes of wilderness. The major topics covered in this course
include: exploration, survival, firsts, and fictional adventure.