Exploring Popular Culture in London and Dublin

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Christopher Fulton received a B.A. degree Magna cum laude at Amherst College with a major in Sociology, M.A. in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University, and Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University. He joined the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville in 1999, before which he had taught for nine years at Southern Methodist University. He has worked as researcher at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., and as curator at the Allentown Art Museum in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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Faculty:
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Course:
Exploring Popular Culture in London and Dublin

Program Dates:
Dec 26, 2024 – Jan 8, 2025

Honors Credit:
Available

WKU Course:
TBA

Discipline(s):
Art History , Art & Design , History , Pop Culture

Course Description:

Heighten your awareness of English and Irish life and gain new skills for interpreting popular culture through immersive experiences in London and Dublin. Using a learning methodology known as Place-as-Text, conduct self-directed explorations of the urban scene in London neighborhoods such as Borough Market and Brick Lane and in the Dublin districts of Temple Bar and Malahide. We will visit notable sites such as Chelsea Stadium, the Tower of London, Kilmainham Gaol, and Trinity College Dublin.


Prerequisites:
None. Open to students of all majors - of special interest to majors in history, sociology, communications, geography, political science, art, and cultural studies.

Physical Activity Requirements:
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Course Highlights:
  • Analyze the intersection of art, architecture, and societal dynamics in vibrant British and Irish contexts.
  • Immerse yourself in the pulse of urban life as you traverse bustling markets and iconic landmarks.
  • Collaborate with peers to decode the cultural significance of diverse sites and artifacts.
  • Engage in lively discussions exploring the evolution of society and culture from the Medieval period to the present day.
  • Ring in the New Year with fireworks above Buckingham Palace.