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1 Literature in London Summer 2008 Professors Aimé Ellis and Stephen Deng

2 Program Overview This Literature in London Study Abroad Program offers students the opportunity to explore London as both the historic site of British civilization and as the multicultural Mecca of the postcolonial world. Striking a balance between the England of Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare, John Keats, and Virginia Woolf on the one hand, and Sam Selvon, Hanif Kureishi, Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, and Isaac Julien on the other, our objective is to bridge the old with the new, exposing students to a variety of literary and cultural traditions that have come to life in the globally-vibrant city of London

3 Program Dates and Cost Dates: June 30 to August 9, 2008 Estimated Cost: $4,374 (2007) Cost includes: Application Fee ($100) Application Fee ($100) Deposit ($200) Deposit ($200) Pre-departure orientation Pre-departure orientation Accommodations and breakfast Accommodations and breakfast Accident and sickness insurance Accident and sickness insurance Trips to Shakespeare’s Globe, Stratford-on-Avon (and Royal Shakespeare Company play) and either York or the Lake District Trips to Shakespeare’s Globe, Stratford-on-Avon (and Royal Shakespeare Company play) and either York or the Lake District Does not include: MSU Tuition and fees MSU Tuition and fees Airfare Airfare Meals besides breakfast Meals besides breakfast Any additional expenses (books, passport fees, personal spending) Any additional expenses (books, passport fees, personal spending)

4 Courses Offered Note: Students take a min. of 8 and max. of 10 credits ENG 205: Readings in British Literatures: Literary London Through the Centuries, 3 cr. (SD) ENG 206: Readings in Contemporary British Literature— Contemporary Black British Literature, 3 cr. (AE) ENG 221: Introduction to Shakespeare, 3 cr. (SD) ENG 360: Postcolonial Literature and Theory—Back to Black: 1948 to the present, 3cr. (AE) ENG 421: Shakespeare, 3 cr. (SD) ENG 455: Renaissance Literature and Drama: City/Citizen Comedy and London Satire, 3 cr. (SD) ENG 463: African/ African Diaspora Literature—Caliban, 3 cr. ENG 490: Independent Study, 1-4 cr. (SD, AE)

5 Where you will stay Connaught Hall in Bloomsbury Near: Russell Square Tube Station Russell Square Tube Station British Library British Library British Museum British Museum University of London University of London Oxford Street and Soho/Covent Garden Oxford Street and Soho/Covent Garden

6 Where you will stay

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12 Professor Steve Deng Professor Deng will teach Shakespeare and Renaissance drama courses as well as a course on literary London across the centuries, from Chaucer to Hanif Kureishi. For the latter, Deng will bring students to various sites and buildings around London related to the works covered (e.g. Southwark for Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, Hampstead Heath for the poetry of Keats, Clarissa Dalloway’s and Septimus Smith’s combined walks from Westminster/St. James’ Park through Oxford Street to Regent’s Park in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, etc.). For the latter, Deng will bring students to various sites and buildings around London related to the works covered (e.g. Southwark for Chaucer’s Prologue to The Canterbury Tales, Hampstead Heath for the poetry of Keats, Clarissa Dalloway’s and Septimus Smith’s combined walks from Westminster/St. James’ Park through Oxford Street to Regent’s Park in Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway, etc.). In addition to the Shakespeare course, he will teach a Renaissance City/Citizen Comedy and London Satire course, which will expose students to the plays of other London playwrights Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson and George Chapman writing specifically about London (e.g., Shoemaker’s Holiday, The Roaring Girl, Eastward Ho!) as well as non-dramatic works such as Isabella Whitney’s Maner of Her Wyll, which provides a walking tour of sixteenth-century London while a destitute woman ironically bequeaths all the city has to offer to its various denizens. In addition to the Shakespeare course, he will teach a Renaissance City/Citizen Comedy and London Satire course, which will expose students to the plays of other London playwrights Thomas Dekker, Thomas Middleton, Ben Jonson and George Chapman writing specifically about London (e.g., Shoemaker’s Holiday, The Roaring Girl, Eastward Ho!) as well as non-dramatic works such as Isabella Whitney’s Maner of Her Wyll, which provides a walking tour of sixteenth-century London while a destitute woman ironically bequeaths all the city has to offer to its various denizens.

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27 Professor Aimé Ellis Professor Ellis will teach Black British Literature and Postcolonial Studies courses of the 20th century, from authors such as Jean Rhys and Samuel Selvon to Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, and Paul Gilroy. Professor Ellis will teach Black British Literature and Postcolonial Studies courses of the 20th century, from authors such as Jean Rhys and Samuel Selvon to Zadie Smith, Monica Ali, and Paul Gilroy. Additionally, Ellis will teach a course entitled Caliban on African- British/ Diaspora slave narratives (focusing on texts by Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince in order to provide some literary and historical background to the emergence of Black British literary traditions of the 20th century) as well as the anti-colonial writings of black intellectuals throughout the African Diaspora. (In this course, he also teaches Shakespeare’s The Tempest). Additionally, Ellis will teach a course entitled Caliban on African- British/ Diaspora slave narratives (focusing on texts by Olaudah Equiano and Mary Prince in order to provide some literary and historical background to the emergence of Black British literary traditions of the 20th century) as well as the anti-colonial writings of black intellectuals throughout the African Diaspora. (In this course, he also teaches Shakespeare’s The Tempest). In tandem with the classroom instruction, Ellis will expose students to the multiracial and multicultural London with trips to the East End (the site of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane), the gentrified yet still traceable African Caribbean communities of South London (Brixton) and Notting Hill. In tandem with the classroom instruction, Ellis will expose students to the multiracial and multicultural London with trips to the East End (the site of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane), the gentrified yet still traceable African Caribbean communities of South London (Brixton) and Notting Hill.

28 Professor Aimé Ellis Ellis will also take students to the British Museum, Whitechapel and other local art galleries featuring exhibits on the Black British experience, the British Film Institute, as well as treasured music venues featuring contemporary Black British and African Diaspora musical artists. Ellis will also take students to the British Museum, Whitechapel and other local art galleries featuring exhibits on the Black British experience, the British Film Institute, as well as treasured music venues featuring contemporary Black British and African Diaspora musical artists.

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39 Joint Trips: Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre Stratford-on-Avon, including Royal Shakespeare Company play Stratford-on-Avon, including Royal Shakespeare Company play York or the Lake District York or the Lake District

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55 Weekend Trip to Either York OR the Lake District

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76 Questions?


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