University of Guelph 1998-1999 Undergraduate Calendar

Course Description

37-318 Colonial Encounters: Nation and Discovery W(3-0) [0.50]

This course examines writings concerning, or alluding to, English (and other European) encounters with new worlds and different cultures. These will include accounts of travel, conquest, and colonization written or collected by such writers as Bernal Diaz, Luis de CamoŽs, Columbus, Hakluyt, Raleigh, Harriot, Drake, and Bradford; essays by writers such as Las Casas, Spenser, and Montaigne; and plays, poems, and prose such as Marlowe's Tamburlaine, Shakespeare's The Tempest, Jonson, Chapman, and Marston's Eastward Ho, parts of Spenser's Faerie Queene, Marvell's "Bermudas", and Behn's Oronooko: or the Royal Slave. Key intertexts to these writings will also be studied, along with relevant aspects of postcolonial theory. Reading-intensive course. (Offered in odd-numbered years.)

Prerequisites: 37-106 or 37-120.
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