Writers in Context: Reading Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’
This short-term study abroad course offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultural, historical, and geographic contexts of the literature they study. Each offering focuses on a specific work, author, or movement from the world of English literature and takes place in a location of relevance and importance to the works under study.
This year, we will read “Persuasion,” Jane Austen’s novel of love, the sea, and second chances. The tour will include a week in Bath and a week in London, with excursions to Bristol, Lyme, Hampshire, and Portsmouth.
Cultural Legacies and International Perspectives
The Circus, Bath
Bath Abbey from the Roman Baths
Bath Abbey reflected in a pool at the Roman Baths
Jane Austen’s writing table, Chawton House
Trafalgar Square, London
Elgin Marbles, British Museum, London
Course code and title
Bath and London, England
Estimated travel dates
Jan. 10-23, 2024