Spring Quarter in Rome 2018: Dialogues Across Time

Program Dates: 
March 26, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2017
Information Sessions: 
Thursday October 12th @ 6 pm in CMU 226; Thursday November 9th @ 6pm in CMU 226

Program Information

Description

Dialogues Across Time in Italy:   The English Spring Italy Program offers three courses (15 credits) that take full advantage of Italy's unique character as an artistic and historical land, with multiple layers of meaning that include preceding ages in an intertextual dialogue across time. The course on “Gift and Sacrifice” explores in a foundational way the primordial origins of all societies through relations of reciprocal exchange, obligation, and religious piety.  The second course, "Eloquent Bodies" will examine representations of the body in art history.  The third course, "Italy in the European Imagination" will explore the role Italy plays in the literary works of authors from other European countries. The program will also offer students an opportunity to become acquainted with the monuments and cultural heritage of four other cities in Italy: Verona, Padova, Venice, and Florence.

ENGL 498 or CLIT 496 (5 credits)  is a course titled "Gift and Sacrifice" and explores in a foundational way the primordial origins of all societies through relations of reciprocal exchange, obligation, and religious piety. 

ENGL 395 or CLIT 395 (5 credits) is a course called "Italy in the European Imagination" and explores the relationship between various European writers and the country of Italy. Since at least the Renaissance, Italy has fascinated writers in numerous ways, from the setting for a number of Shakespeare's plays to the symbolic role it plays in more modern works, like those of Thomas Mann and Joseph Conrad. We will explore the role Italy plays in the works of authors from several other European countries, including plays by Shakespeare, poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Robert Browning, and fiction by Joseph Conrad and Thomas Mann.

ENGL 295 is a course titled "Eloquent Bodies" and will illuminate visual traditions across Renaissance, Mannerist, and Baroque art collections in Rome.

 

Contact Information: 

Amy Feldman-Bawarshi
Academic Adviser
(206) 543-3192
afeldman@uw.edu

Program Status: 
Active