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FYSE1203

Beast in the Jungle

The Beast in the Jungle
In this course, we will explore some literary texts in which the practice of exploration itself yields a complex confrontation with, and often breakdown of, identity and will. The westerner’s longing to separate him or herself from home and make contact with a foreign “other” arises from the high purposes that set imperial adventures in motion in the first place. Readings will include Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, Forster’s Passage to India, Waugh’s Handful of Dust, Bowles’ Sheltering Sky, Stone’s Dog Soldiers, Duras’ The Lover, Greene’s A Burnt-Out Case. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
CW LIT

Sections

Fall 2014

FYSE1203A-F14 Seminar (Cohen)

Fall 2011

FYSE1203A-F11 Seminar (Cohen)

Fall 2009

FYSE1203A-F09 Seminar (Cohen)

Fall 2007

FYSE1203A-F07 Seminar (Cohen)