2009-10 Catalog 
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2009-10 Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENG 385 - Literature of Place

(4 credits, alternate years, consult department)
Some writers are especially interested in the ways people transform places and the ways places influence people. The elements of a place–the mountain ranges, shopping malls, grasslands, forests, migratory patterns of animals, rush of automobiles, or the portals of cyber-places– shape the imagination. This course examines significant literary works, especially non-fiction, that explore the relationship between persons and places. In particular, we will examine the tension between the writer’s need to construct definitions of “home places” and how the places themselves respond to human “home making.”

Prerequisite: ENG220