• English Literature and Theater in London

Literature, theater, and the arts flourish in London. The city has an incomparably rich artistic and cultural past and present, and is arguably the world’s pre-eminent city for theater. The goal of the 2020 London program is to immerse Carleton students in this milieu, exploring London’s diverse theater scene and studying its literature, art, architecture, and history, with a focus on the Romantic era and its cultural legacy.

“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