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Spring 2020
Aug 07, 2022
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ENGL 072 - Lit of the Indian Ocean World
 The Indian Ocean World is one of the first global systems to encompass a wide range of nations, markets, cultures, and languages in interaction with another, connecting an enormous geography between the Malay Archipelago in Southeast Asia and the Swahili Coast in East Africa. It is no wonder that the Indian Ocean has been home to a vibrant cosmopolitan literature for millennia. In this course, we will explore the historical and contemporary worlds of the Indian Ocean through a rich range of literary media, including epics, story cycles, travelogues, memoirs, and novels. We will focus in particular on how literature captures issues of exchange, circulation, migration, and encounter in this vast oceanic space that has mediated a dynamic cross-cultural traffic across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

Course Attributes:
Core: Diversity/Global, Core:HALC - Hum, Art, Lit, Cul, Mean Grade is Calculated

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