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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer VI
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer VI 2017 02/01/2017
02/20/2017 TBA TBA
Summer VI 2018 02/01/2018 02/01/2018 06/26/2018 07/13/2018

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Program Description:
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EN 141 - Shakespeare in Italy:
Florence Campus Session II (6/26 -7/13)
What better way to learn English Literature then in the city of Florence?  So many of the great writers utilized the beauty and passion of Italy’s great cities like Florence for inspiration.
 
Experience Italy through the eyes of William Shakespeare, who set fourteen plays in the romantic, violent, and sacred world of early modern Italy. 
 
Students will engage with 4-5 of Shakespeare’s plays through video clips, visual culture, play script, and performance.  Majority of the class time will be spent traveling outside the FUA classroom to explore the city: 
Renaissance gardens (Boboli),
Cathedrals,
Art galleries (Uffizi),
Historic bridges (Ponte Vecchio). 
The city of Venice

*3-credits, no prerequisites EN141:  Imagining Shakespeare in Florence satisfies both the English literature (100-level) general education requirement and the pre-1800 requirement within the English major. 
 
Shannon Kelley (Duke University, Ph.D.) is an assistant professor in the English department at Fairfield University, specializing in ecocriticism, Women’s Studies, and early modern literature.

Applications are open as of October 1, 2017 with a deadline/close date of February 1, 2018.

Program fee TBA will be due March 1, 2018.  For best airfare rates, Accepted students will need to Commit and pay the program fee by August 1st to be a part of the required group travel flight.

This program is available to all undergraduate and graduate students who are in good academic and social standing at their home institution.  A cumulative GPA of 2.8 is required.

Fairfield University, a Jesuit institution, is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, which accredits schools and colleges in the six New England states.