Writing the Mediterranean

The American University of Rome

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Writing the Mediterranean

  • Host University

    The American University of Rome

  • Location

    Rome, Italy

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature, Poetry

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Pre‐Requisites: ENG 102

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

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

    The Mediterranean has captivated and inspired writers for centuries. This course aims to introduce students to Mediterranean landscapes and cityscapes, and serves as a map for possible journeys, inspiring works—poetry, fiction and nonfiction—by students. As a starting historical point, the course explores the idea of Mediterraneaness, and its contemporary politics, society, culture, identities and languages. By reading the most exciting and best‐ known literary works inspired by major Mediterranean cities (Marseilles, Venice, Dubrovnik, Alexandria, Thessaloniki, Istanbul etc.) students will attain an awareness of the richness and complexity of the region, while exploring their voice and vision, and becoming active and engaged writers.

Course Disclaimer

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