LiteratureLIT 160A Inventing the Barbarian

Texts about encounters with unknown and/or foreign cultures (designated by the Greek term barbarian) provide the basis for historicizing the emergence of Western colonialism, racism, and sexism. Homer, Odyssey; Hippocrates, Airs, Waters, Places; Euripides Bacchae; documents relating to the discovery of the New World. Critical approach designations: Histories, Power and Subjectivities. Distribution requirement: Pre-1750.