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May 15 - June 14, 2014 (Please note that participants are expected to arrive in London on May 15)
Prof. Michael Kramp
* A limited number of $500-$1,500 need-based scholarships are also available. Applications will be evaluted according to a student's financial need and an essay describing the possible significance of this experience to their academic and professional development. 2014 Deadlines are posted on the 2014 Travel Grant Applicaition.
$6,050 (tentative) - This includes lodging and admission to several cultural activities. Not included: airfare, required cell phone, local travel outside of the program, some meals, laundry, personal expenses, personal weekend travel or other costs.
Lehigh in London is a four-week Summer Program designed to integrate the dynamic urban space of London into six credits of Humanities coursework. Students will have the opportunity to attend a performance at the Global Theatre and have a post-performance Q & A with the Globe actors. We will also tour prominent museums and galleries,such as the British Library, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the Dickens Museum, and the Sherlock Holmes Museum. Top it off with tickets to a play in London’s West End and a day-trip to Cambridge!
These sites and activities will complement the literary and academic work in which we will be engaging. Students will take ENGL 195, Literary London, and ENGL 395, Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture (see below for course descriptions).
All members of the Lehigh in London program will also receive an iPad to use during the month-long trip as part of our coursework. This technology will be particularly important to our study of visual texts, including photography and cinema, and we will also use the iPads to help engage and study the geography, urban planning, and architecture of London.
Students will be housed in Nido King's Cross Residence Hall, located a five-minute walk from King's Cross Underground Station. Students will be housed in double occupancy rooms with a private bathroom. Rooms include two beds with bedding, two desks, and two wardrobes. Students are responsible for bringing their own towlel. A shared kitchen, equipped with basic cooking equipment, will also be available. A cafe is also located on-site.
ENGL 195: Literary London (3 credits)
ENGL 195 provides a careful study of the literary representation of London from the middle of the eighteenth century to the present. We will devote specific attention to the development of London as a site of cultural exchange, racial and class diversity, and social development. The course will consider numerous literary works based around the geography, architecture, landscape, and art of London; we will study works by Virginia Woolf, Joseph Conrad, Charles Dickens, T.S. Eliot, Amy Levy, and Ella Hepworth Dixon
ENGL 395: British Visual Culture, 1750-the present (3 credits)
ENGL 395 will provide focused examination of nineteenth-century visual culture from the emergence of photography to the rise of cinema. We will explore the interrelationships between various visual forms of photography, painting, and cinema, and consider how these visual media create meaning, impact political ideas, and contribute to cultural developments and movements such as imperialism, scientific innovation, and racial and class diversity.
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