Exploration of contemporary travel writing and the genre it represents, creative nonfiction. It treats the history, forms, and thematic concerns of travel literature and the nature of the "fourth genre" of creative nonfiction. In addition to reading travel literature, students explore a variety of contextual materials online, such as articles, interviews, podcasts, blogs, and videos. A passport to virtual travel, the course examines a wide range of ideas about the world and the ways we live in it and develops one's sense of global geography.
Monday, March 6, 2017 to Wednesday, July 19, 2017