2018-2019 Catalog

CSLC 284 Foreign Bodies: Exile and Embodiment

This course will examine the experience of the body as articulated in the literature of exile, from ancient to modern times, and shall draw upon work being done in contemporary embodiment and affect theories, studies in cultural Geography, Sociology, and trauma and literary theory. Works might include: the Old Testament, the Odyssey, the Aeneid, Dante’s Divine Comedy, James Joyce’s Ulysses, Habibi’s Pessoptimist, and might also include works from film and television (from the high artistry of The Intruder, by French filmmaker Claire Denis, to the wildly popular Walking Dead series on AMC, both of which explore in intimate and violent ways the experience of the body in exile).


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Global Connections