A Summer of Theatre in London
The Department of English Language and Literature is offering a full-semester Harlow Campus program for the Fall 2011 semester.
The program will be coordinated and taught by Mary Walsh and Dr. Don Nichol.
A class photo from the summer 2008 offering of the Literary London Harlow program.
ENGL 3713: British Drama in Performance
ENGL 3714: Introduction to Creative Writing – Satire
ENGL 3715: London Foundling Literature
ENGL 4041: British Literature 1750-1790
For more information about the program, upcoming info sessions, and how to apply, please contact:
Dr. Don Nichol
Department of English
Introduction to Creative Writing – Satire (special topics course, Harlow only) is a seminar using models of contemporary satire and students’ own work. Guest satirists will be invited to meet with students. Students will be expected to write satirical sketches based on their Harlow experiences and engage in collaborative projects.
British Drama in Performance (special topics course, Harlow only) is a study of contemporary British stage production. Students will attend plays in London and environs, write reviews, participate in seminars, and keep a journal of their experiences.
London Foundling Literature (special topics course, Harlow only). Foundlings have been an essential part of literature since Moses turned up in the bulrushes and Oedipus was adopted. We will pursue the literature and locales of “Foundling” authors such as Charles Churchill, John Wilkes, Pope, Johnson, and Montagu.
British Literature 1750-1790 aims to develop your knowledge of British literature from 1750 to 1790. In our rambles, we will cover various genres including biography, correspondence, drama, essay, fiction, history, journalism and poetry.
About the Instructors:
MARY WALSH is the star of CODCO, creator of This Hour Has 22 Minutes and Hatching, Matching, and Dispatching, and host of Mary Walsh: Open Book. She brought Young Triffie from stage to screen, has won a score of Gemini awards, is the recipient of the Order of Canada and the holder of three honorary degrees. She appeared on BBC TV on New Year’s Day in 2007 opposite Toad of Toad Hall in The Wind and the Willows.
DR. DON NICHOL (PhD, Edinburgh) first taught at Memorial University in 1978. He wrote his first book, Pope’s Literary Legacy (Oxford, 1992) in the “old” British Library and edited The New Foundling Hospital for Wit (London, 2006), a three-volume collection of British satire, for a Bloomsbury publisher.