Travel Sickness: Narratives of Exploration and Disaster

University of Westminster

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Travel Sickness: Narratives of Exploration and Disaster

  • Host University

    University of Westminster

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Creative Writing, English

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The 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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