"There will be anomalies and contradictions. London is so large and so wild that it contains no less than everything. But there will also be moments of revelation, when the city will be seen to harbour the secrets of the human world." -Peter Ackroyd, from London: The Biography
Literature, theater, and the arts flourish in London. The city has an incomparably rich literary and cultural past and present, and is arguably the world’s pre-eminent city for theater. The goal of the London program is to immerse Carleton students in this rich milieu, taking-in and making use of the city itself as a visual text and an historical phenomenon in order to enrich their understanding of English literature and culture.