Assessment


100% coursework, containing the following components:

1. Attendance, participation and workshop work (15%).
2. Your own piece of travel writing (25%): 1,200-1,500 words.
3. A book review (15%): 500-700 words.
4. Term Paper (45%): 1,800-2,000 words.

Assignments must be submitted in both soft copy to Moodle (for plagiarism checking) and in hard copy to the School of English assignment box. More detailed instructions and guidelines will follow.

 

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Texts


(Subject to change. More details will follow in the first lecture.)

Walter Benjamin, from Reflections.
James Boswell, from Journal.
Samuel Bulter, from Erewhon: or, Over the Range.
Italo Calvino, from If on a Writer’s Night a Traveller.
--, from Invisible Cities.
--, from The Castle of Crossed Destinies.
Christopher Columbus, from Journal.
James Cook, from The Journals of Captain Cook.
Robyn Davidson, from Tracks.
Charles Dickens, from Pictures from Italy.
Lawrence Durrell, from Sicilian Carousel.
Lauren Elkin, from Flâneuse.
Amitac Ghosh, from In an Antique Land.
Pico Iyer, from the Global Soul.
Mary Kingsley, from Traves in West Africa.
D.H. Lawrence, from Sea and Sardinia.
Jon Mandeville, from The Travels of Sir John Mandeville.
Yann Martel, from Life of Pi.
Peter Matthiessen, from The Snow Leopard.
Mary Wortley Montagu, from Turkish Embassy Letters.
Orhan Pamuk, from Istanbul.
--, from The Black Book.
Caryl Philips, from The European Tribe.
Marco Polo, from The Travels of Marco Polo.
Gail Scott. “My Montréal.”
--, from My Paris.
Tobias Smollett, from Travels through France and Italy.
Laurence Sterne, from A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy.
Robert Louis Stevenson, from Travels with a Donkey in the Cévennes.
Jonathan Swift, from Gulliver’s Travels.
Paul Theroux, from The Great Railway Bazaar.
Madeleine Thien, from Dogs at the Perimeter.
--, from Do Not Say We Have Nothing.
Carl Thompon, from Travel Writing.
Edmund White, from The Flâneur.
Tim Youngs. From The Cambridge Introduction to Travel Writing.

 

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Last updated: 3 September 2019