Dr. Amy Tudor (More Info)
Death and Dungeons in Past and Present England
July 6 - August 5, 2018
English Language and Literature , Theatre
Come to the land of haunted castles. dark dungeons, and beautiful and moving memorial art as we explore the changing roles and meanings of deaths in England and western culture. In this course, students will experience the prehistoric past with fossil digging on the Jurassic Coast, tour the rich and macabre history of the famous Tower of London, visit the grave of the famous and infamous, visit the notoriously haunted Warwick Castle, and learn the dark history of Beachy Head on the scenic Sussex shore. We'll study the changes in death's meaning through careful study of historical texts; readings in thanatology; and various forms of the English elegy, including the English poets of the Great War. Students will also consider how our denial of death and our faith in science has changed how we approach death - and how we choose to live before it.
Students must have taken a first-year writing course.
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