Courses Taught

ENWR1510: Travel & Discovery

In this course we will study the genre of travel writing and the cultural, aesthetic, and historical issues it involves. As we shall see, travel writing has a long and storied past, and good travel writing deploys all of the essential elements of effective prose: description, persuasion, commentary, research, and creativity. Travel writing therefore offers a useful body of material through which to study the techniques and practices that make writing of all kinds meaningful, interesting, and productive. To demonstrate this, you will be producing your own work by responding to, arguing with, and qualifying the work of others.

A selection of essay prompts assigned to students:

ENWR1510: Travel & Discovery Essay/Assay Prompts