Literary London: Mapping Englishness
The London Program features two separate courses for undergraduates and graduate students, and a variety of content-related learning experiences in central London.
ENGL 404.01/510.01 Dickens and His City
Assistant Professor David Kaplin
The narrator of Dickens's Sketches by Boz exclaims, "What inexhaustible food for speculation do the streets of London afford!" This course will take advantage of our stay in London by focusing on the extant landmarks of Dickens’ life and literary works. Informed by texts such as Alexander Welsh’s The City of Dickens and F.S. Schwarzbach’s Dickens and the City, the course will explore London through the eyes of his principal characters and investigate how urbanization influences the goals, techniques, and politics of realist representation. Field exploration will include visits to Regent's Park, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and The Strand. All majors welcome.
ENGL 404.02/520.01 Mind the Map: London Then and Now
Professor Adrienne McCormick
This course features literary texts that examine the intersections of time and space in London Then and Now. Time is a thematic concern in many of the texts, but is also explored through the form of narrative itself. The authors explore time in order to position their characters in dynamic spaces that unsettle cultural, temporal, and locational difference and distance. Their narratives reimagine the role that space and time play in organizing understandings of self and other in London’s contemporary cultural geography. How does our understanding of time organize our days? How is the past present? How are past, present, and future simultaneous in culture, memory, and place? How do time and place affect our ability to connect with others? The course includes imaginings of Roman, Medieval, and 17th Century London, as well as the turn of the 20th century, the aftermaths of WWI and WWII, and contemporary cosmopolitan London.
These courses satisfy the required program electives for English majors, minors, and concentrators.
Housing: University of London dormitories. Single rooms.
Course Dates: July 11-27, 2014
Eligible Participants: Students in good academic standing and community members are welcome to apply.
Application and $150.00 Fee* Deadline: Extended!!!!
Cost: 2014 Budget
Payment: Full payment of the Course Fee is due to the International Education Center by April 30, 2014
Application: Apply Now- notification of acceptance into the program will be sent to students on a rolling basis. Payment of the course fee will guarantee your place in the program.
*A nonrefundable application fee of $150.00 is due to the International Education Center with the submission of your application. This fee secures your spot in the program. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis.