The Oceanic Novel: Woolf, Conrad, Duras, Tournier, Condé, Ortese (COMPLIT 250B, COMPLIT 350B, FRENCH 350, ITALIAN 250, ITALIAN 350)
This course will examine novels situated by, on, or in the sea. Its guiding questions: how do the immense breadth and depth of the sea relate to human interiority, self-discovery, and the shadow world of dreams? Does the sea mark a boundary, or a dissolution of that boundary? Novels include 'To The Lighthouse,' 'The Secret Sharer,' 'The Sailor from Gibraltar,' 'Friday,' 'Crossing the Mangrove,' and 'The Iguana.'