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CMPL 220 - Travel and the Idea of Home

Mode(s) of Instruction: Hybrid
FC ARHU CD WINT
4 credits
What are the stakes of leaving home? What are the stakes of inviting a stranger into your home? What is a home, in any case? Drawing on literature, film and critical theory, this course explores travel and hospitality around the Mediterranean Sea, a region long associated with mobility, wandering, and rootlessness. Beginning in the ancient Mediterranean world with The Odyssey, we will then move to colonial and post-colonial literature and film by Albert Camus, Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Tahar Ben Jelloun, Michel Haneke, and Fatih Akin, among others. Issues addressed include cosmopolitanism, globalization, citizenship, and the contemporary Mediterranean refugee crisis
This course is cross-listed with FREN 220

Course Last Offered/Scheduled: Fall 2020



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