London Calling: A Creative Writing Seminar
Conducted in English
What richer city landscape and culture to inspire writing than London-town. This city where Shakespeare held court. William Blake’s on again, off again muse. Dicken’s social burden yet undying love. The city to spawn Sherlock Holmes, Dracula, and James Bond. It is a city of many guises, dominant across many historical eras, but still it remains the city, the place called London. In this writing-based, thematic course, we will immerse in the “place” of London as we walk its physical, temporal, and cultural landscape. We’ll dive into relevant writings across genres, exploring the London locales to inspire these works or where the writer lived or was his frequent haunt. We will also delve into some of the significant films and principle music inspired by or situated in the city of London. In the last fifty years, in fact, music more than anything has captured the sense of London in its time and place—songs from the likes of the Beatles to the Clash, the Sex Pistols and Blur. Other writers considered in this course may include: Samuel Pepys, George Orwell, Virginia Woolf, Graham Greene, Doris Lessing, and Peter Ackroyd. Ultimately, through our study, experience, and imagining, each student will write their own sense of London, its place, its mystery, its secrets, its nightmares and dreams.
The culture program includes: welcome and farewell dinner, entrance to The Dickens House and Tower of London, and a cruise on the Thames River.
Location: London, England
NY departure and return dates: July 11 - August 8
Arrive in London morning of July 12
Course offered: 3 credits, English
Contact: Professor Morgan Schulz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Housing: Anglo Educational Services Dormitory
Cost (includes all expenses below except airfare): $3937
CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $690
QC program fee: $400
Travel insurance: $37
Consolidated fee (includes housing, classroom, tuition differential, excursions, welcome and farewell
Total cost with airfare: $4937
Airfare: $1000 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day (approximately $600)
Application Deadline: April 8, 2013
Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.
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