Aug 13, 2022  
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Course Catalog 2022-2023
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CMPL 320 - Guest, Host, Stranger: Hospitality in the Mediterranean World

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4 credits
What are the stakes of welcoming (or not) a stranger into one’s home? Drawing on critical theory as well as fiction, film, and poetry, this course explores hospitality around the Mediterranean, a region long associated with travel, mobility, wandering, and rootlessness. Beginning in the ancient Mediterranean world with Homer’s The Odyssey, we will progress through colonial and post-colonial literature and film by Albert Camus, Assia Djebar, Nuri Bilge Ceylan and Michel Haneke, alongside theoretical work by Kant, Simmel, and Derrida, among others. Issues addressed include cosmopolitanism, citizenship, the idea of home, and the contemporary Mediterranean refugee crisis.
Prerequisites & Notes: CMPL 200 or consent of instructor.
This course is cross-listed with FREN 322




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