The River in Literature (LIT2507.01)

Akiko Busch

The river may be the geographic feature of the earth that speaks to us most deeply.  It divides and it connects; it is what takes us to things and away from things.  And it comes naturally to us to find some metaphor for human experience in the strength or flow or velocity of a river, to find the familiar in the sight of two rivers peaceably merging, or to imagine a kinship in the way one river pours itself into another. The course would investigate the river in literature as a place of search; solitude; community; industry; escape; and transformation and renewal. Reading would include work by, among others, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, Norman Maclean.

Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 4
W 8:20am - 12:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 20
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as 2000, Akiko Busch, All courses, Four Credit, Literature, Updates.