Eighteenth-century Travel Writing
King's College London
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units6
Hours & Credits
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
1 x 4000 word essay (100%)
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