Offered Spring Semester
These active, writing-intensive courses are designed to complement the arts elements of the Cortona Program. The program invites applications from juniors and seniors, as well as from sophomores with solid credentials.
Taught by Dr. Tricia Lootens
Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor of English at UGA
ENGL 4865, Topics in the Novel Before 1900
"19th Century Italy and the Not-So Grand Tour"
What happens to the great British ritual of the "Grand Tour" after the eighteenth century? Beginning with Germaine de Staël's Corrine, or Italy, this class will consider how influential nineteenth-century novels and other texts explore the shocks, as well as the traditions, of Italian travel. Central texts will include Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Aurora Leigh, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Marble Faun, Henry James's Daisy Miller, and E.M. Forster's A Room with a View.
ENGL 4590, 19th-Century British Topics
"Travelers, Tourists, Visionaries: Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Writers in the 'Land of Art' "
From Byron to Shelley to Hemans; from Dickens to the Brownings to Ruskin; from Eliot to Twain to James and beyond, this class will reflect on what is has meant - and still means - for English speakers to conceive of life in Italy as a time of transformative immersion in the visual arts.
Some classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.