Travel Sickness: Narratives of Exploration and Disaster
University of Westminster
Area of Study
Creative Writing, English
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThe module addresses the literature of travel, exploration and adventure with a particular emphasis on the writing of disaster. Through the analysis of a wide range of fictional and non-fictional material, the module will examine themes such as the quest; the desire for mastery over nature and other peoples; the discovery of other worlds; estrangement and solitude; the sublime; and the desire for, and terror of, extreme experience. The module will consider the spatial and temporal dimensions of exploration, physical and mental challenge, and the capacity of language to describe such conditions.
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