Eighteenth-century Travel Writing

King's College London

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Eighteenth-century Travel Writing

  • Host University

    King's College London

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    English, History

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

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

    Module description:
    Travel literature is an important genre that makes sense of the world in many different ways. This course looks at how eighteenth-century travellers wrote about their experiences, asked questions and used their imaginations. The selection of authors on includes travellers to Europe, around Britain, to the South Seas, Scandinavia and the previously unexplored regions of the air. It will also include a brief look at how some foreigners viewed Britain. It explores a wide range of topics such as fantasy, satire, sensibility, nature, religion and progress, the body, gender, class, ethnicity, race and cultural difference.


    Study abroad entry requirement: None

    Credit level: 5

    Credit value: 15

    Teaching pattern: One 1-hour lecture and one 1-hour seminar per week

    Assessment: coursework

    1 x 4000 word essay (100%)

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