Literature and Culture in the UK
|Term||App Deadline||Start Date||End Date||Cost|
|Summer||February 25||July 2||August 6||Budget|
- Language of Instruction
- Foreign Language Requirement
- Class Eligibility
- Freshman, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
- Program Open To
- UA Students
- Credit Type
- UA Direct Credit
- Level of Study
- Housing Options
- Program Type
- UA Faculty-led
Students will spend Summer II in London, England learning about the literature, history, and culture of England's capital. Students will earn credit for ENGL310: Theatre in London, a Tier-II General Education course in which we cover London’s summer 2018 plays and concerts, and ENGL295A: Brand New Ancients, which considers how the culture of the past remains present in London today.
This program will allow students to explore how the culture of London past and present influences the arts in the UK. Our courses will focus on literature and theater, but will give students opportunities to explore the visual arts, music, and dance as well. We'll experience London as a global city that has brought together artists and influences from around the world for centuries. Students will gain six credits during Summer II, and participate in a one-credit practicum in spring prior to the trip that will act as an orientation and a chance to begin exploring London's literature from afar. While in London, students will earn credit for two three-credit courses taught by the Dr. Stephanie Brown from the U of A English Department. The first course is ENGL310: Theatre in London, which will focus entirely on plays, concerts, and performances by some of the most renowned theater companies and artists in the world, which we will have the opportunity to see while in London .
The second, ENGL295A: Brand New Ancients, will look at modern literature about London through the lens of the city's culture as it has developed over the course of the 2,000 years that have passed since it was first founded. We'll have daily meetings and activities that will allow students to range through all of London's fascinating spaces, from museums and parks to markets and jazz halls.
Dr. Stephanie Brown, Lecturer, Modern Languages 344, email@example.com