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There’s Still Time to Apply for a Maymester in London!

Posted by on Friday, January 26, 2024 in Uncategorized.



A Trip to London: Mapping British Romanticism (ENGL 3890)

The deadline to sign up for this amazing Maymester in London is January 31st.

Led by Dr. Jeong Oh Kim and Caroline Nikolaus, this experience allows you to explore the genre of British Romanticism in a unique way.

“Following in the steps of peregrination literaria, this Maymester course aims to map British Romanticism by providing opportunities to see an intersection of British Romantic poetry, a sense of place, and culture, before, during and after the study in Britain and Scotland. Our point of departure will be William Wordsworth’s The Prelude, a representative Romantic autobiographical poem written over the course of at least fifty years, inspired by and composed during Wordsworth’s long walking tours around the hills and fells of the Lake District. Our point of arrival will be some of the itinerary of John Keats’ walking tours in Scotland, just north of Iverness. Seasoned with Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in London and Robert Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Scotland, this Maymester will enrich our understanding of British Romanticism. While visiting sites and seeing sights in London and Scotland, we are taught critical language awareness, interpretation and translation, historical and political consciousness, social sensibility, and aesthetic perception. We will acquire an advanced knowledge of the history, geography, culture, and literature of British Romanticism; the ability to understand and interpret the common cores of British Romantic culture; and the capacity to do story-mapping in the real landscape specific to mapping William Wordsworth’s The Prelude–Cambridge, Stonehenge, the Lake District–and to Robert Stevenson’s novella, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Scotland”

Ready to go? Please reach out to Jeong-Oh Kim if you have any questions:

Click here for a detailed course description.