Wandering Utopias: Writing and Rewriting Reality (CD or LA)

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FRE 306
Fall 2024
Murielle M. Perrier
Raphael J. Piguet
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Through multidisciplinary, multimodal creative writing, and project-based assignments, FRE 306 will explore the intersections of travel narratives with utopian thoughts and their philosophical and aesthetic implications. Travelogues offer images of otherness, yet in utopian discourses otherness is suppressed in the name of equality. How are concepts such as diversity, equity and inclusion problematized in this context? FRE 306 will tackle this question by studying works across different genres and periods, exploring issues such as race, gender, migration and ecology while reinforcing their linguistic, creative and critical skills.