Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue 
    Jul 24, 2024  
Goucher College 2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalogue PLEASE NOTE: This is an archived catalog. Programs are subject to change each academic year.

LIT 325 - Overseas: When World Travelers Write (4 Cr.)

(GCR Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies area)
This course starts by examining iconic non-fiction travel narratives like Graham Greene’s Journey without Maps and its contemporary successor, Tim Butcher’s Chasing the Devil: A Journey Through Sub-Saharan Africa in the Footsteps of Graham Greene.  We then consider how creative non-fiction narratives of being an immigrant differ from travel narratives, using Michael Ondaatje’s Running in the Family as an example.  Finally we shift to what will be the course’s primary focus: fiction written by third culture authors (where “third culture” means authors who spent their formative childhood years outside their ostensible “home” nation).  As examples of third culture authors we treat, among others, Ian McEwan and Barbara Kingsolver. Pre- or corequisite: : LIT 200 . Rauwerda.