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ENG593: Literature in Stratford

One of the advantages of the Stratford Program is the opportunity to study literature in the very places that inform the settings, themes, characters and concerns of the texts.

One of the advantages of the Stratford Program is the opportunity to study literature in the very places that inform the settings, themes, characters and concerns of the texts. The specific topic for this course varies from year to year and is dependent upon the interests of the Resident Director and the travel plans of the group. Every effort will be made to visit the places students read about in the texts. Past topics have included Literature of Place, Romantic Poetry, Contemporary English Fiction, 19th-Century English Novels, Survey of English Poetry and Wordsworth. Writing assignments will be analytical in nature: close readings of the texts, journal reflections on the texts and explorations of the role of place in the imaginative life of a text.