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The Humanities Conference 2003

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Armchair Travel Revisited, or the Value of Travel Literature in a Global Society: American Writers and Greece

Dr Cheryl L. Ware.


The classical traditions of Rome and Greece is no longer automatically included in American students' study, nor are Latin and Greek part of a required curriculum. Yet the influence of Greece, in particular, remains a lively part of modern American culture.
Examining the influence of ancient Greek literature and culture through the classical tradition and of modern Greek culture since the Romantic re-discovery of Greece, I describe the movement from influence to confluence.
This presentation is part of a longer book project: the evolving nature of the relationship between Greek and American cultures in literature and popular culture, as evidenced in 19th, 20th, and 21st century American literature, television, and film.

Presenters

Dr Cheryl L. Ware  (United States)
Professor of English
Department of Languages
McNeese State University

Cheryl Ware lives in Southwest Louisiana, where she has taught American literature as well as composition at McNeese State University since 1983. She has lived in Greece and conducts study-abroad programs to Greece for students at McNeese.

Keywords
  • American Literature
  • Literature
  • Travel Literature



(30 min Conference Paper, English)