"There is No Place Like Home:Lit of Dislocation" - Freshman Seminar
- Bahareh H Lampert
- University Hall 112 - TuTh 9:30AM - 10:50AM
Overview of classWhat do we imagine when we think of home, and does such a place ever really exist? What happens when we insist on searching for homes, both real and ideal? What are the costs of having a home, or of seeking one and feeling homeless? And finally, what is erased, unspoken, buried, and crossed out in an attempt to preserve homes? In this seminar we will consider such questions as we investigate conceptions of home and belonging. Thinking critically about our own assumptions and definitions of home, we will begin to unravel the myth and mystery of what makes people feel at home in the world.
Teaching MethodDiscussion, some Lecture.
Evaluation MethodClass participation, Two short papers (4-6 pages), One final paper (6-8 pages).
Class NotesBahareh Lampert specializes in Middle Eastern diasporic imagination, transnational literature, and ethnic American women's writing. Her current research focuses on home in diaspora and writing identity in cyberspace. Her main goal in the classroom is to convey the sense that education is a shared activity undertaken by a community of learners, of which both students and teacher are a part.
Enrollment RequirementsEnrollment Requirements: Reserved for Freshmen and Sophomores
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