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2017 Summer Courses

english department

Flyer for creative writing workshop

ENGL3307 History of the English Language
Professor Robert Stanton

Satisfies Lynch School of Education Requirements for English Majors (HEL/Grammer/Syntax)

May 17-June 21, 2017

This course provides a cultural history of English over 1500 years. We examine basic linguistic processes (meanings, sentence structure, sounds, spellings, word formation); follow the phases of English (Indo-European, Germanic, Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English, Modern English), and interrogate notions of correctness, "standard"/"non-standard," "literary" language, simplified language, spelling reform, pidgins and Creoles, the increasing dominance and variety of English around the world, and the powerful influence of cyberspace. Along the way, we will read historical events such as invasions, political and intellectual revolutions, immigration, emigration, and cultural assimilation as shaping forces in the living entity of the language.

ENGL3246 - Cosmopolitan London: Communities and their Stories
Professor Kalpana Seshadri

Program Dates: May 27-June 24, 2017

A city of stupendous contradictions, London is as much home to grand traditions and manners as it is to the most irreverent and brazen of youth and working class cultures. Besides the fascinating spectrum of class relations secured by the monarchy, London is also one of the most diverse cities in the world where migrants from former colonies of the empire have put down deep roots thereby redefining the meaning of being British in relation to being English. Taking up the living history of its grand imperial past, this course samples contemporary London’s vibrant cosmopolitanism through art, literature, food, neighborhoods, and communities. We shall discover a globalized London that holds unusual secrets and overlooked treasures in places off the beaten track, or sometimes hidden in plain sight.

 

ENGL3314 Writing Out of Place - Professor Suzanne Matson
Satisfies core requirement for: Cultural Diversity

Program dates: May 18 - June 15, 2017

This writing workshop will take place in Mussoorie, India. It will focus heavily on questions of location and dislocation. Writing can be seen as a complex negotiation between what we know and what we imagine, what we see and what we project or interpret. Such negotiation is greatly intensified for the person "out of place"—a condition that one, as a traveler, chooses to inhabit.

 

ENGL3314 Writing Out of Place (Summer:3.0)
Satisfies core requirement for: Cultural Diversity. 
This writing workshop will take place in Mussoorie, India. It will focus heavily on questions of location and dislocation. Writing can be seen as a complex negotiation between what we know and what we imagine, what we see and what we project or interpret. Such negotiation is greatly intensified for the person "out of place"—a condition that one, as a traveler, chooses to inhabit.
Elizabeth Graver

ENGL3335 - Creative Writing Workshop: Food Writing in Paris 
taught by Professor Lynne Christy Anderson

Program Dates: June 3 - July 1, 2017

Overview: This creative writing workshop explores the intersection between food and culture, drawing on the markets, cafés, boulangeries, and bistros of this multi-ethnic city. Students will write in a variety of genres from essay and memoir, where they’ll consider  the way place shapes their thoughts on food and eating, to literary journalism, profiling the diversity of today’s Paris food scene—its people, neighborhoods, and foods.  

3 credits, fulfills English major elective

All BC students are eligible to apply.

For more information about the program, dates, and tuition contact:

The Office of International Programs

www.bc.edu/international/

summerabroad@bc.edu

 

 

Below are BC students who participated in Professor Suzanne Berne's creative writing workshop in India.

BC students in India
BC students studying in India.