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  • Locations: Cambridge, England
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Experience Cambridge

This course introduces students to the writing of major literary figures whose work challenges and redefines the nature of Britishness, from Shakespeare and Milton to Wordsworth, Jane Austen, and Zadie Smith.  Against the backdrop of Cambridge University, where several of the writers we study attended, we will examine Milton’s role in the revolution that briefly toppled the monarchy (and which began in the nearby town of Ely). We will consider Shakespeare and Austen’s depictions of English history and futures, as well as the role their works play in the vast British heritage industry today. And we will study Zadie Smith of an example of the long history of multicultural and multiracial Britain. 

Dates: This program has been suspended for summer 2021 
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Overview ENG302 British Literature and Definitions of Britishness.

This course will count toward the English major or minor or as Division II credit. 

This course introduces students to the writing of major literary figures whose work challenges and redefines the nature of Britishness, from Shakespeare and Milton to Wordsworth, Jane Austen, and Zadie Smith.  Against the backdrop of Cambridge University, where several of the writers we study attended, we will examine Milton’s role in the revolution that briefly toppled the monarchy (and which began in the nearby town of Ely). We will consider Shakespeare and Austen’s depictions of English history and futures, as well as the role their works play in the vast British heritage industry today. We will explore Wordsworth’s poetry of the English countryside.  And we will study Zadie Smith of an example of the long history of multicultural and multiracial Britain. 

Students will write reading responses and keep “commonplace books” tracing themes across the readings and processing their own experiences and definitions of Britishness.

The program will take advantage of its setting in the center of Cambridge as well as its close proximity to London.  We will take day trips to Ely and London (including a visit to the British Library and a play at the Globe Theatre).  The class will also take a 2-day trip to the Lake District to see Wordsworth’s home.

Dates: This program has been suspended for summer 2021.
 
Location One of the most renowned university towns in the world, Cambridge has a small-town flavor, but it also offers tremendous opportunities to those seeking an outstanding academic and student culture. The excellent British public transportation system makes Cambridge an easy journey to London and other cities in England.
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Faculty Jessica Richard
Associate Professor of English
Phone: (336) 722-8428
E-mail: richarja@wfu.edu
Accommodation You will live in self-catering row houses with your professor conveniently located near the center of Cambridge, the rail and bus stations, and in an area that has a large student population. Formerly a BnB, the house can accommodate up to 18 students sharing either double or large triple rooms.  The house has its own fully furnished kitchen and all linens are provided and changed weekly.
Excursions
  • Day trip to Ely
  • Day trip to London
  • British Library
  • The Globe Theatre
  • 2 day trip to the Lake District and a visit to Wordsworth's Home
Selection The faculty director is responsible for the selection of each group based on the following criteria:
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in the subject matter
  • Maturity
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
*Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
*Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2020 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for Summer 2021. 
*Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
*Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee (estimated) - $3,000
Tuition (estimated) (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,600
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $1,300
Estimated total cost - $8,600
Scholarships Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for Global Programs and Studies' Funding Page.
Contact Jessica Richard
Associate Professor of English
Phone: (336) 722-8428
E-mail: richarja@wfu.edu

Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad: Summer and Short Term Programs
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
116 Reynolda Hall
Phone: (336) 758 3194
Email: mcglynsd@wfu.edu
 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.