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International Studies and Travel Literature

   Posted by: sdickins    in Classes, Students, Uncategorized


The students in INTS401: Senior Seminar in International Studies spent a lively Friday afternoon in the Watkinson Library examining European travel literature on Africa, Asia, and South America from the 18th and 19th centuries.  We had just finished reading Mary Louise Pratt’s Imperial Eyes, and it was a wonderful opportunity to work directly with some of the books she analyzes, such as Mungo Park’s Travels in the Interior of Africa (Pratt uses an 1860 edition, but the Watkinson has the original 1799 edition!), John Stedman’s Narrative of a Five Years’ Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam (1796), and Maria Graham’s Journal of a Residence in Chile (1824).  — Zayde Antrim




















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