Comparative Literature | Comparative Literary Analysis: Narrating Travel
C205 | 12421 | Prof. Halloran

CMLT-C205 (section 12421)
Comparative Literary Analysis: Narrating Travel
Prof. Vivian Halloran ~ 11:30-1:30 TWR
Fulfills Intensive Writing and A&H requirements

This is an introductory course in literary interpretation required
of Comparative Literature majors and recommended for other students
interested in the study of world literature.  This course fulfills
the INTENSIVE WRITING requirement for the College of Arts and
Sciences as well as Art and Humanities distribution credit. This
first summer session we will anchor our discussions of different
genres and periods in literature by focusing on the theme of Travel
and examine how writers narrate their experiences of travel in
literature.  Through a reading of selected plays, nonfiction travel
narratives, poems and short novels, we will study how the experience
of travel, broadly conceived, acts as a prism through which larger
social problems and/or dynamics are played out.  Among the travel
destinations we will read about are the Caribbean, Mexico, and the
fictional island of Utopia.  Students will write four short papers
on assigned topics and revise one essay.