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ENGL3711: Travellers' Tales

This unit explores travel writing as both historical genre and creative practice. Ranging from Homer to contemporary travel blogs, it considers how the archetypal journey story is reshaped in particular cultural and political contexts. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning via both critical and creative assessment.

Code ENGL3711
Academic unit
Credit points 6
12 credit points at 2000 level in the English major
ENGL2648 or ENGL2048

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. appreciate the historical breadth and generic complexity of works of travel literature
  • LO2. understand travel writing as a genre poised between reportage and fiction
  • LO3. critically and creatively engage with current theories of travel writing as both genre and practice of cultural observation
  • LO4. demonstrate a high level of proficiency in your written assignments
  • LO5. demonstrate confidence and relevant disciplinary knowledge in engaging with your peers and the wider intellectual community
  • LO6. demonstrate understanding of texts in their contexts
  • LO7. demonstrate developing capacity in using disciplinary knowledge in an interdisciplinary context.

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