Literature of the Sea


Travel narratives, poetry, novels, drama, epics, and film that take place at sea, or on island shores, as well as secondary literature that theorizes on physical, political, and philosophical possibilities in supra- and transnational spaces. Emphasis on the social, cultural, and political structures that function at sea, focusing on exile, imperial travel, the Middle Passage, cosmopolitan journeys, shipwreck, and tourism. Material can include eco-criticism/fiction on Marine Lab travel sites: Singapore, Hawaii, Trinidad, Carolina islands. Given at Beaufort. One course.

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