May Session 2018: London

Illustration of two faceless children with big red bows in their hair

The May 2019 English 4575: Special Topics in Literary Forms and Themes course will embark for London to explore how its writers, history, geography, politics and culture has played a central role in ideas about childhood and children's literature. Students will read London writers that initiatied children's literature and discuss how the genre changed as the city developed by examining works like J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and P.L. Travers' Mary Poppins. We will also consider the global influence of London children's book publishing with J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. Along the way, we will stop in Oxford and visit the bucolic Lake District that inspired Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome.

The London trip will run from May 4, 2019, to June 1, 2019, and will be lead by Associate Professor Molly Farrell (.73). Students must enroll in English 4450 for SU'19 (three credit hours).

Program Dates
May 4 to June 1, 2019

Application Deadline
January 3, 2019

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Information Sessions 

  • September 10, 1 to 3 p.m. in 407 Denney Hall (Milk & Cookies special event)
  • September 18, 5 to 6 p.m. in 311 Denney Hall
  • October 16, 5 to 6 p.m. in 311 Denney Hall
  • November 13, 5 to 6 p.m. in 311 Denney Hall

Program Application, Costs, and Accommodations

Information about program costs, accomodations and the application process is available through the Office of International Affairs. Note: Under OIA, this program is called Literature and Culture of London. 

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