London: The City in English Culture
London has always bulked unusually large in the life of Great Britain—in its politics, its economy, and its imagination. From the opening of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales at the Tabard Inn to the multi-cultural North London of Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, it is difficult to find an important English author or film director who does not turn to London, even if only to criticize it, as in William Wordsworth’s The Prelude. And so for English majors and non-majors interested in the arts more broadly, London offers an unparalleled place to study English literature and culture, both for its rich history and its contemporary vibrancy as one of the truly global cities of the world. This is why we’re eager to lead a group of students to learn in this setting.
Six weeks: late-June through mid-August
Language of instruction
Students enroll in two of the following courses, for a total of six credits:
- English 0834 | Representing Race (3 credits) or English 0934 | Honors Representing Race (3 credits)
For Temple students, English 0834 and for Temple Honors students, English 0934 are GenEd Race and Diversity (GD) courses.
- English 0822 | Shakespeare at the Movies (3 credits)
For Temple students, English 0822 is a GenEd Arts (GA) course.
- English 2202 | Introduction to English Literature, 1660-1900 (3 credits)
- English 3711 | Intermediate Film (3 credits) or Film and Media Arts 3680 | Foreign Studies in FMA (3 credits)
Temple students who successfully complete (with a C- or better) credit-bearing coursework worth at least three semester hours in this program will satisfy the World Society (GG) requirement.
All four courses have excursions associated with them, many of which will be open to all students.
Basic residence hall or flat
Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities.
Applying to the program
Application Deadline: February 15