Insiders, Outsiders, Strangers (ENG-490)
What distinguishes a tourist from a traveller? An immigrant from an expatriate? A national subject from a resident? To begin answering these questions, this course will look to literary and theoretical discussions of identity, diaspora, and cosmopolitanism in writings by authors such as A.M. Klein and Jean Rhys. We will consider the intersections between colonialism, postcolonialism, and cosmopolitanism, and discuss the ethical and practical questions raised by international travel (both voluntary and coerced) to arrive at a better understanding of cosmopolitanism's different sites and multi-directional influence.
Faculty: Emily R Robins Sharpe
Start/End Date: Jan. 21, 2014 - May 9, 2014
Instructional Method: Lecture-based Learning