In preparation for every class session, students are responsible for generating open-ended discussion questions. Please send one open-ended question about each reading (so one or two questions total, depending on the session's assignments) to me by email before 12 midnight the night before class.

For example, here are sample questions for the first set of readings.

1) Mary Kingsley. 1993 [1896]. Travels in West Africa. New York: Macmillian.
2) James Frazer. 1995 [1922]. The Golden Bough. New York: Touchstone.

About “Travels in West Africa”:
How does the category of “travel writing” overlap with “research”?

About “The Golden Bough”:
What do you understand to be the point of this writing?