IEX J-Term 2018 Arts & Performance in London
London, United Kingdom (Outgoing Program)
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Spend J-Term experiencing cutting edge visual, musical, literary, and performing arts, where your classroom is the city London!
Overview. This course is a critical exploration of London through live performance, art exhibits, literary events, and their publics. Our study will focus on the visual, musical, literary, and performing arts including visits to traditional and cutting edge performance venues, galleries, and museums. Students will have the opportunity to study and analyze how the arts inform contemporary British and global identity constructions through the lenses of performance studies and cultural theory.
The class will take advantage of London’s rich and diverse artistic heritage through hands-on exploration in order to understand the roles of the arts in the contexts of a major metropolitan city and global mecca. In addition to fieldwork, students will participate in group discussions, oral presentations, and critical blogs throughout the term.
- Immersion in London's global arts and literature scenes
- Study of major developments in contemporary performance and literature
- Comparative evaluation of eclectic performance and literary experiments
- Exploration of the diversity of London populations and locations
- Led by professor of Theater and Dance, Henry MacCarthy, and professor of English and Comparative Literature, Rob Kendrick.
This J-Term course will include tours, performances, exhibits, and study at sites such as:
- The Globe
- Almeida Theatre
- National Theatre
- Barbican Theatre
- British Museum
- British Library
- The Roundhouse
- The Place (dance performance)
- Tate Modern
- V & A Museum
- The Wellcome Collection
- National Gallery
- National Portrait Gallery
Approximate dates for 2018 are as follows:
- Two to three pre-departure meetings: TBA during fall semester 2017 (students who will be away this semester should contact Henry MacCarthy)
- On-site program: January 8 to February 2, 2018
Accommodation. The specific accommodations is yet to be determined, but it will be double-occupancy rooms in a residence hall or flats (with a kitchen for preparing meals).
Program Costs. The student program fee will be $6600 unless there are 20 or more students, and then it will be $6200. This is a comprehensive fee except for the round-trip airfare to the UK and any personal expenses. It includes a $600 prepaid debit card to cover food for preparing the meals that are not planned group dinners (of which there will be four).
Eligibility. This program is open to all admitted Gustavus students and is especially well suited to students in or considering the following academic programs: Theatre & Dance, Music, Art Studio, Art History, English, Communication Studies and Sociology/Anthropology. Students from other colleges with a J-Term are also welcome to apply through the J-Term (or 4-1-4) exchange program.
Application Deadline. The application deadline is June 30, 2017. However, applications will be screened on a rolling basis as they are completed. Dr. Dembouski will interview all applicants.
Entry visas. U.S citizens will not need an entry visa or permit for such a short stay in the the UK. All students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact Justin Kader to check about possible visa needs.