THE TRAVEL MEMOIR: WRITING IN AND OF PLACE
Professor Bret Lott
There is perhaps no more exciting, baffling, apprehensive and ultimately rewarding educational experience than travel, and there is no better way to understand that experience than to write about it. This creative nonfiction workshop will seek through writing about our travel experiences in Italy–good and bad, wise and foolish, enlightening and murky–to come to a deeper understanding of what it means to be a human being far from home. Students will keep journals of their travels, and write two full-length essays as well as short exercises for class; books we’ll read include Neither Here nor There: Travels in Europe, by Bill Bryson, What Am I Doing Here? by Bruce Chatwin, and Best American Travel Essays 2009.
For Creative Writing Concentrators, this course will be counted as the advanced 300-level creative writing elective; for English majors, this course can be counted as a 300-level elective credit; for non-English majors, this course can be counted as a general education Humanities requirement. [ENGL 339] firstname.lastname@example.org