Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    
    Nov 27, 2021  
Courses of Study 2021-2022
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ASRC 3440 - Merchants, Whalers, Pirates, Sailors: American Maritime Literature from the 19th Century and Beyond

(crosslisted) AMST 3442 ENGL 3440 
(HB) (CA-AS, ALC-AS)      
Spring. 4 credits. Student option grading.

L. Warren.

This course will look at how literature based at sea helps both shape and challenge concepts of freedom and capital. By looking at the relationship between the sea-faring economy and its relationship to American Expansion and the history of enslavement we will explore how literature based at sea provided both a reflection and an alternate reality to land-based politics. While the main focus of the course will be nineteenth-century literature, we will also be exploring maritime literature of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries and its analogues in speculative fiction.



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