Literature and Culture in the UK

Program Facts

Program Type: UA Faculty-led

Credit Type: UA Direct Credit

Level of Study: Undergraduate

GPA: 2.75

Class Eligibility: Sophomore , Junior , Senior

Language of Instruction: English

Program Open To: UA Students

Explore Literature and Culture in the UK

Summer 2024 Program Dates will be announced soon!

Students will spend Summer II in London, England learning about the literature, history, and culture of England's capital. This program will allow students to explore how the culture of London past and present influences the arts in the UK. The courses will focus on literature and theater, but will give students opportunities to explore the visual arts, music, and dance as well. Students will experience London as a global city that has brought together artists and influences from around the world for centuries.

 While in London, students will earn credit for two three-credit courses taught by Dr. Stephanie Brown from the UArizona English Department:

ENGL 310: Contemporary Theatre in Performance: This course will focus entirely on plays, concerts, and performances by some of the most renowned theatre companies and artists in the world, which we will have the opportunity to see while in London. Students help with the selection of events, and typically attend 12-15 performances (cost included in program fees).

English 360: Elements of Craft: (Gen. Ed. Tier 2, Humanities)     
This course aims to provide students with an overview of contemporary work produced in Britain and/or by British authors across a variety of genres (including, but not limited to, drama, fiction, and poetry). The course will contextualize this work within longer traditions of English-language literature and cultural institutions, and in terms of a variety of topics and concerns confronting contemporary British culture, society, and politics.

Both of these courses will focus on giving you the opportunity to explore London's past as it exists in London today through its architecture, museums, and culture, while taking advantage of our own location in present-day London to see what forms “newness” takes in music, theatre, literature, the visual arts, the sciences, politics, food, and popular culture.

Experience living in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Students will stay in shared housing accommodations located in central London, close to an Underground Line serving all of London. The program also includes a day trip to Stratford-upon-Avon, the historic birthplace of William Shakespeare, and may include other activities outside the city.



Term: Summer
Application Deadline: February 25
Start Date: July
End Date: August

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