May Session 2018: London

Illustration of Sherlock and Watson in a train car

The May 2018 English 4575: Special Topics in Literary Forms and Themes course will embark for London to explore the influences and legacies of Victorian era detective fiction and popular press representations of some of the period's most infamous crimes. The course also includes trips to Oxford and Bath and research opportunities in the British Library. This month-long education abroad opportunity will be led by Associate Professor Kay Halasek and Assistant Professor and English Librarian Jennifer Schnabel. 

Students will engage with various texts about iconic detectives, including works penned by women and stories featuring female detectives. Authors under consideration include Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Wilkie Collins, Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, Anna Katherine Green and Catherine Louise Pirkis. The class will also attend plays, tour art galleries and museums and take literary/historical walks in and around Bath, Oxford and London. Students will earn three credit hours. 

Program Dates
May 5 to June 2, 2018

Application Deadline
January 3, 2018 (application available in October)

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Education Abroad Expo
September 14, 2017
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Archie Griffin East Ballroom, Ohio Union

Information Sessions 
All information sessions will be held in 100 Enarson

  • September 19, 2017, 5 to 6 p.m.
  • October 10, 2017, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
  • November 16, 2017, 4 to 5 p.m.

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. 

Apply for Scholarships
The following are study abroad scholarships that we strongly encourage you to apply for:

Contact Study Abroad Program Coordinator Louise Yahiaoui at

Return to the English department's Study Abroad Main Page.