Topics in English and American Lit

ENGLISH LITERATURE 3161

Islands have always lured the human imagination. They are places of longing, of splendid isolation--places where you can discover new forms of life and give up old ones. This course will explore the island as place and as state of mind. We will get to know loners and dreamers, travelers and survivors. We will begin our journey with ibn Tufayl's Hayy bin Yaqzan, stop over at Henry Neville's The Isle of Pines, and visit Jonathan Swift's Houyhnhnm-land, where we'll meet the man who wanted to be a horse. We'll finish our journey in the twentieth century. Along the way, we will get to know the different genres that have given islands literary form, from satire and novel to utopia. Satisfies the Eighteenth Century requriement.
Course Attributes: EN H; BU Hum; AS HUM; EL EC

Section 01

Topics in English and American Lit - 01
INSTRUCTOR: Schmidgen
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