Exposing the Cultural Gap: Literary Wanderings
LAS 280 - Exposing the Cultural Gap: Literary Wanderings3 hours Throughout the history of the novel as an art form, various authors have produced stories in which a character/narrator acts as a social commentator. Such novels may be characterized as “travelogues.” By examining some prominent travelogues – Gulliver’s Travels, Huckleberry Finn, The Catcher in the Rye, and On the Road – the class will discover how various facets of society are analyzed, categorized, and often marginalized by seemingly discerning storytellers. The course will primarily examine these and other works of social commentary in their various historical contexts. Together, the literature will illuminate the history, and vice versa.