About Ocean Crossings

The Ocean Crossings reading group explores the Mediterranean as a space, marked by the fluidic and nomadic networks formed by transnational fluxes.

Our group will explore the Mediterranean both as a unique space and as a model for similar basins, such as the Caribbean and the Korean Strait. We want to explore the role of culture, history and literature for non-national spaces, characterized by exchanges, migrations and conflicts that take place outside existing legal frameworks.

The reading group will meet four times over the course of the academic year, tentatively in October, November, February and April.

Please, don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions. Also, let us know if you would like to be added to our listserv! You can e-mail us at illinoisoceancrossings@gmail.com.

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