Lecture Travel Narratives: Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers from Medieval to Contemporary Literature, 3. and 4. Lesson

Description Vorlesung im WiSe 2016-2017; Dienstag, 08. November 2016
Creator Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher ZDV Universität Tübingen
Creation Date 2016-11-08
Subjects English Literature, Travel Narratives, Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers, Medieval Literature, Contemporary Literature, Lecture, Vorlesung, Everyman, Pilgrimage to Death, Medieval Drama, Morality Play, Opening of the Play, Prologue, Dramatis Personae, Stage, Stages
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Abstract This lecture aims at giving an overview of travel narratives from the Middle Ages to contemporary literature. It explores how travellers become heroes, how their teleology is determined by their being pilgrims, and what kinds of explorers we meet on the road. These narratives may focus on men and women, on real or fictional travellers, metaphorical or allegorical ones, they may be determined by a teleology or not, and they may be led astray, etc...