New Course: The Pleasure and Pain of Travel (video)

Department of English
Professor Marie Kruger

A new course has been developed for Spring 2010, (008:164) entitled “Topics in Transnational Literature: Journeys Across Cultures in African and Caribbean Literature and Film.” In this class, Professor Marie Kruger will explore many kinds of journeys through film and literature.

Two of the many questions that will be explored, both with the help of novels, are:

What does it mean to be an American tourist on a small Caribbean island?
What does it mean to leave your home in the Caribbean to work as a nanny for a wealthy white family in New York?

Here’s how Dr. Kruger describes the course: