London Excursion 2020
Dr. M. Marcsek-Fuchs:
London Exkursion – 4412 420
Do 18:30 – 20:00 (1 x monatlich), BI 80.303/304 (MakerSpace)
First Meeting: 07.11.2019
The excursion ‘Literary London’ is on its way. From 31.05. – 05.06.2020, a group of students will be exploring Great Britain’s capital with the focus on its literary and cultural heritage. We will enjoy self-guided tours, visit exhibitions, experience a day at the Globe Theatre, venture on a day-trip to the University of Cambridge and celebrate with an evening out at the theatre. For this, we will be forming project groups that lead us through our literary quest.
London is famous for its rich theatre life and history. Therefore, we shall also witness the great variety of performances present in this cultural capital, be it by exploring theatre history in some of its museums (British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum /Theatre Museum), by venturing through the present theatres and programmes (National Theatre, West End) or by experiencing site specific performances on the street. Students are invited to create projects related to any field of literary and cultural studies as well as to performing arts or theatre history. Further highlights of our trip are the visit to Girton College in Cambridge (the first women’s college) and the punting tour on the river Cam. In order to organize our trip and discuss as well as develop possible projects, we will meet once a month, starting on Thursday, 07th of November 2019.
For anyone wishing to join the excursion, the first meeting is mandatory!
The dates of further sessions will be discussed in class.
Dailey, Donna, and John Tomedi. Bloom's Literary Guide to London. New York: Checkmark Books, 2007.
Fiarman, Richard, ed. London: A Literary Anthology. London: The British Library, 2014.
Glinert, Ed. Literary London: A Street by Street Exploration of the Capital's Literary Heritage. London: Penguin, 2007.
Kilburn, Mike, Alberto Arzoz. London’s Theatres. London: New Holland, 2004.
Kilian, Eveline. London: eine literarische Entdeckungsreise. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 2008.
Millar, Eloise, and Sam Jordison. Literary London. London: Michael O’Mara Books, 2016.
Talgholm, Rogar. Walking Literary London. 3rd. Ed. London: New Holland, 2011.
Please enrol in Stud.IP. Registration opens September 25, 2019 (3 p.m./15:00).