ENGL683-01Z Literary Sites and Spaces (with Staff)
This course will engage students in literary "field work," encouraging experiential learning at libraries, museums, archives, and writers' homes and communities. The course creates opportunities for students to explore what happens when a literary text is connected to a literary site, including spaces of literary inspiration, production, reading, and preservation. Each course meeting will feature on-site learned in a literary space, with field trips, workshops, and assignments designed to give the group unique insights into the interpretive possibilities created by field-based research. By working outside of the classroom, students will place literature in new social and historical contexts, while also testing the latest theoretical understandings of literary history, literary and cultural geography, cultures of the book, and the history of the book.