Study Abroad in England

Courses

English 475—Literary England and Scotland

This course is designed to promote an awareness of the historical and cultural environment which gave rise to the work of several major British and Scottish writers important to the Christian tradition in literature. Students will visit relevant historical sites and read selections from Shakespeare, the Brontes, Wordsworth, Waugh, Lewis, Tolkien, Burns, Stevenson, Scott, Barrie, and Macdonald.
Prerequisite: English 102 or equivalent

Proposed Reading List

  • William Shakespeare, tbd
  • Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
  • C.S. Lewis, Surprised by Joy
  • J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit
  • William Wordsworth, Lyrical Ballads
  • Robert Louis Stevenson, “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”
  • George Macdonald, Lilith
  • Robert Burns, Selected Poetry
  • Sir Walter Scott, Ivanhoe
  • E. Nesbitt, The Railway Children
  • J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Taught by Dr. Peter Fraser