Academic Catalog 2019-20

ENGL 3110 Place and Identity

An examination of theories and narratives of place and identity from interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives. Questions for the course include: How does place influence individual and group identities? How do our changing identities shape the places we create and inhabit? What does it mean to "belong" to a place? What are the effects of disconnection from or over-attachment to place? How do we tell our stories of place and identity? Such questions will be examined through various lenses, including cultural and geographical theory, philosophy, literature, and art and will involve close reading of essays, philosophical texts, poetry, articles, and more.


4.00 units