Spring 2020 - WL 304 D100
Exile and Migration (4)
Class Number: 8812
Delivery Method: In Person
Explores the culture of peoples and individuals displaced by force or migrating by choice. May focus on the literary cultures of exiles and emigres or on the depiction of refugees, immigrants or exiles. Breadth-Humanities.
“For a man who no longer has a homeland, writing becomes a place to live” - Adorno.
Considering that some of the most significant figures in world literature experienced exile (i.e. Aristotle, Ovid, Dante, Voltaire, Nabokov, Darwish etc.), and that some of the most fascinating works of world literature were composed in exile, what is it that we can learn from writers who ponder its plight and possibilities? In exploring this question, we will consider exile not only as a physical uprooting, but also in the intellectual sense as a state characterized by movement, anxiety, being unsettled and unsettling.
- Midterm Paper 30%
- Final Paper 40%
- Participation 10%
- Art Project 10%
- Community Project 10%
Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electra (Oxford University Press)
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