|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Intersession||2017||09/28/2016 **||Rolling Admission||01/03/2017||01/22/2017|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Language Requirement:||None||GPA:||0 (in good academic standing)|
|Professor(s):||Dr. Abraham Stoll||Internships:||No|
|Disciplines offered:||English, Literature||Accomodations:||Shared rooms- apartment style student housing|
|Prerequisite(s):||None||Program Advisor:||Sabrina Kaiser - firstname.lastname@example.org|
London English Program
Students who participate in this three-week faculty-led program will live in London, a theatre mecca and one of the world's most exciting and visited cities. There are numerous sites to see in this bustling city, but the real joy of London is often found in exploring the lesser-known highways and byways. London is a surprisingly green city, featuring everything from small hidden squares to large public spaces such as Victoria, Hyde, Regents, and St. James' parks.
Course: English 280- Shakespeare in London OR English 420- Advanced Studies in Shakespeare
Professor: Dr. Abe Stoll
Fulfills: If taken for ENGL 280 credit, this course fulfills the LITERATURE core curriculum requirement. Taken as either 280 or 420, it fulfills English Major/Minor requirements. There are no prerequisites for ENGL 280. ENGL 420 has a pre-requisite of ENGL 280 or consent of the instructor.
There is no better place to study Shakespeare than on the banks of the Thames, the alleys of Eastcheap, and amidst the architecture and vistas that he knew. Although Shakespeare's texts provide us with some of our richest literary experiences, the playwright hardly thought about publication. The theatre was a living, money-making scheme, shaped by its location in the slums, by immediate political situations, and by the actors and patrons who entered the gates of the playhouse. This course will teach Shakespeare as one of history's great artists - whose greatness was forged within the contingencies and pressures of the real world. Much of that world is still there to be studied and experienced.
While the January theatre selections have not been solidified yet, the course will typically see three or four Shakespeare productions, along with other examples of theatre, either modern or from the early modern period. Two of the theatre production choices for Intersession 2017 are as follows:
- The Tempest
- Two Noble Kinsmen
- Much Ado About Nothing
For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost link in the box at the top of this webpage.
Students will stay in shared rooms in apartment-style student housing in Central London near the British Museum. IMPORTANT NOTE: The London Intersession English Program and the London Intersession Engineering Program will be housed together, so students from these two programs CAN room together.
Students who hold a US passport DO NOT need a visa for the London Intersession Program. Students holding a passport from a country other than the US should visit the UK Embassy Visa and Immigration page to determine whether a visa is required.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
This program will feature an excursion to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare's birthplace. Set in the beautiful Warwickshire countryside, Stratford-upon-Avon is a haven of manicured gardens, rich architecture and riverbank trails. The numerous theaters, museums, galleries and tea shops all provide visitors with a wealth of opportunity to mix with the locals.