ENVS 0243

Maritime Literature & Culture

Maritime Literature and Culture (II)
Writers have long found the sea to be a cause of wonder and reflection. A mirror for some and a desert for others, the sea has influenced the imaginations of writers throughout history in vastly different ways. In this course we will read a variety of literary works, both fiction and non-fiction, in which the sea acts as the setting, a body of symbolism, an epistemological challenge, and a reason to reflect on the human relationship to nature. Readings will be drawn from the Bible, Homer's Odyssey, Old English Poetry, Shakespeare, Tennyson, Kipling, Conrad, Melville, Hemingway, Walcott, O'Brian, and others. 3 hrs. lect./disc.
Environmental Studies
Prog in Environmental Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 0243 *
ENGL 0243


Fall 2019

ENVS0243A-F19 Lecture (Brayton)

Fall 2017

ENVS0243A-F17 Lecture (Brayton)

Spring 2005

ENVS0243A-S05 Lecture (Brayton)
ENVS0243Y-S05 Discussion (Brayton)
ENVS0243Z-S05 Discussion (Brayton)