Lecture Travel Narratives: Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers from Medieval to Contemporary Literature, 21. and 22. Lesson

Description Vorlesung im WiSe 2016-2017; Dienstag, 24. Januar 2017
Creator Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher ZDV Universität Tübingen
Creation Date 2017-01-24
Subjects English Literature, Travel Narratives, Pilgrims, Heroes, Explorers, Medieval Literature, Contemporary Literature, Lecture, Vorlesung, Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness, Travelling into the Unknown, Frame Narrative, Outer Station, Central Station, Inner Station, Horror, Marlow's Return
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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...