A three-week literary course on Virginia Woolf will take place in London May 23-June 10. Literary London: Virginia Woolf on Site will be led by Jane Garrity and is part of the University of Colorado at Boulder’s Study Abroad Program. It is open to graduate and undergraduate students from all universities.
Here is information from the global seminar course website:
This seminar on the work and life of Virginia Woolf uses the city of London to deepen and make concrete an understanding of this extraordinary author’s body of work.
Participants will have access to all of the most important literary sites related to Woolf’s life and be able to see up close the enormous impact of London and its environs on Woolf’s work.
The seminar will examine the ways that the city of London and its adjacent countryside come together in Woolf’s complex vision of the English nation, its elaborate class hierarchy, and its storied history. Woolf herself believed that London was “the center of life itself,” and this seminar seeks to illustrate how integral this belief is to an understanding of her literary geography.
In addition to in class discussions, there will be walking tours to key London locations as well as excursions to Monk’s House, Charleston Farmhouse, Knole and Sissinghurst. Students will also participate in a hands-on art project in the studio of Cressida Bell, the great-niece of Virginia Woolf who specializes in textile and interior design.
The program is directed by Professor Jane Garrity, an expert on British modernism in literature with research focusing in modernism and empire, gender and sexuality studies, and cultural studies. She will select program participants, lead a pre-program orientation, lead the course while abroad, and act as resident director in London.
Application deadline is March 1, 2016. Learn more about this global seminar, academic credits, housing, costs, and extracurricular activities at studyabroad.colorado.edu.
For more information about teaching, learning and traveling in England, see these links:
- Taking a class to Virginia Woolf’s England
- England in the Steps of Virginia Woolf
- Literature Cambridge: Virginia Woolf, 18-22 July 2016