Spring Quarter in Rome 2018: Dialogues Across Time

Program Dates: 
March 26, 2018 to June 1, 2018
Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2017

Program Information


Dialogues Across Time in Italy:  This program will offer three courses (15 credits) that take full advantage of Rome's unique character as a historical and urban palimpsest, with multiple layers of development that transcend but include the preceding ages in an intertextual dialogue across time. We will take full advantage of Rome's unique historical character through site visits linked to textual guides on the historical periods and evolution of the city.  We will also explore other sites that are particularly rich in art works that pertain to the themes of our two courses, namely Verona, Florence, Padova, and will visit the famous and magnificent Fabriano ice caves. 

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) (title posted soon!) 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

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