Spring 2022 Creative Writing in Rome - Sacking Rome

Moonlit Forum Rome
Program Dates: 
March 29, 2022 to June 2, 2022
Application Deadline: 
November 15, 2021
Information Sessions: 
Thursday, October 14 @ 4:00pm in Allen Auditorium

Program Information

Description

Program Description

If the psyche of the West is a spectrum whose color-bands are the academic disciplines, Rome is the prism before the scatter. Here science and art, language and literature, history and geography all constellate in the literary imagination. All this is fair game for us. Writers are dedicated generalists, interested in everything. Like barbarians, they're hungry and interdisciplinary. Like barbarians, they ask: what can we carry away? We'll test that question at the point of the pencil, transmute what we see, and so sack Rome. Led by Richard Kenney and Carol Light from the English Department, and Adam Summers from Biology, the program offers 10 credits in English, and 5 credits in either Creative Writing or Science Writing (see course descriptions below). We welcome all students. No experience in literary analysis, creative writing, or biological science is presumed. Classes will be held at the University of Washington Rome Center in the Palazzo Pio, in the vibrant center of the city's historical district. We'll also be on our feet, out and about the city itself. A number of field trips, museum visits, and excursions will be included in the program fee. Housing will be in shared apartments arranged by the UW Rome Center.

Possible Travel Restrictions due to COVID-19

For the 2021-22 academic year, study abroad programs will likely include the following limitations: 

  • Programs will be limited to taking place in one country (no international border crossings)
  • During the program dates, personal overnight travel outside the program location will not be allowed. Students will be permitted to take day trips out of the host city. 
  • All program excursions/field trips will be limited to day trips (no overnights) 
  • These restrictions on travel are being considered to reduce complications due to factors such as differing levels of pandemic control between countries, possible border crossing restrictions and/or quarantine policies, regional lockdowns within the host country, etc.

These restrictions on travel are being considered to reduce complications due to factors such as differing levels of pandemic control between countries, possible border crossing restrictions and/or quarantine policies, regional lockdowns within the host country, etc.

Visit our COVID-19 page for more information. 

Contact Information: 

Richard Kenney
Professor, English
rk@uw.edu

Program Status: 
Active
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