ENGL 297: Modernist Literature in Paris
- Read literature in the cafes and neighborhoods where it was created! Share British and American ex-patriots' love of Paris, the City of Light!
- Develop skills through international travel, literary and historical study, and writing
- Gain international perspectives and enrichment through multicultural experiences
- Prerequisites: ENGL 121
- Satisfies an IH requirement, the GP requirement, a WAC Writing to Lean requirement, an allied requirement for select business majors, counts as an elective for English majors/minors, and satisfies the second core literature/writing requirement for students in the old core
Join us on a literary adventure as we explore the key ideas of Modernism in the cafés, museums, and bookstores where Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, and other Moderns worked and played in Paris. “Make it new” was the rallying cry of these visionary writers who exploded into that revolutionary period between World War I and World War II, a period characterized by experimentation and innovation in all the arts. Yet it was also a period that could not escape the dark undertow of imperialism and toxic nationalism that preceded and undergirded it, much as the Modernists questioned those things. Together we will study Modernist works within the history, geography, and culture of Europe in the 1920s and 30s, and apply our understanding of the past to the present. Goals of the course are to gain greater familiarity with British and American Modernism, to explore intercultural connections, and to engage in self-reflective and analytical writing.
The program consists of pre-departure online learning and teaching/cultural site visits in Paris. Authors will include Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Langston Hughes, T.S. Eliot, and other British and American Modernists.
Formal Essays 30%
Discussion Posts 20%
Participation 30% (class discussion and site visits)
Thursday, March 25, 4:30-5:00 p.m.
Description of Faculty Directors
Professor Catherine Craft-Fairchild has been teaching at the University of St. Thomas for the past thirty-two years. This will be her fourth study abroad course. She is avid traveler, having visited Poland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, England, Netherlands, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, Turkey, Israel, and Japan. She is looking forward to sharing all the exciting things she has learned with students in the gorgeous City of Lights, Paris!
Professor Kelli Larson has enjoyed teaching composition and American literature at the University of St. Thomas for the past thirty-one years. This will be her fourth study abroad adventure; she is very excited to explore Paris, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, and the literature it inspired with students.
Cost to be announced.
Total cost includes: tuition, airfare, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations and some meals.
Application Procedures & Deadline
Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2021
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2021
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Sustainability & Study Abroad: CO2 Emissions for This Program
The flights for this program release 1.3642 metric tons of CO2 into the atmosphere. To put that into perspective, this is equivalent to CO2 emissions from 173,991 smartphone charges. Another way to look at this is that it would take 58 bags of waste recycled instead of brought to a landfill OR 51.8 incandescent lamps switched to LEDs to offset these CO2 emissions. We encourage students to make decisions to offset their carbon production from studying abroad. Check out the CoolClimate Network’s carbon footprint calculator
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