London and Glasgow: British Literature and 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 British 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 British 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: mid-June through late-July
Language of instruction
Students enroll in two of the four courses, for a total of six credits hours.
- English 0826 | Creative Acts (3 credits)
For Temple students, English 0826 is a GenEd Arts (GA) course.
- English 0834 | Representing Race (3 credits)
For Temple students, English 0834 is a GenEd Race and Diversity (GD) course.
- English 2501 | Introduction to British Writing (3 credits)
- English 2112 | Children's Literature and Folklore OR English 3020 | Special Topics II: 20th Century British Children’s Literature from Alice in Wonderland to Harry Potter (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