Spring 2017

Carleton English Theater and Literature in London - Covent Garden 


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 2017 London program is to immerse Carleton students in this milieu, exploring London’s diverse theater scene and studying its literature, art, architecture, and history.

Learning Goals

  • To understand how London has been represented and imagined in selected works of 20th and 21st century literature, and to learn from the “living text” of London itself.
  • To appreciate and understand all aspects of theater by seeing several plays each week in a wide range of venues, styles, and historical periods.
  • To understand the historic and global significance of London by exploring the city and designing an independent project.
  • To develop visual literacy by observing and interpreting material culture throughout the city.
  • To challenge and expand our cultural, aesthetic, and personal values through exposure to new ideas and environments.

Faculty Director

Arnab Chakladar, Associate Professor of English

Arnab Chakladar teaches and writes on South Asian literature and film, and postcolonial studies. He has published on the idea and marketing of Indian literature, the novels of Shashi Deshpande and R.K Narayan, and multilingual publishing and translation on the Web. Degrees: Delhi University (Hindu College), BA; University of Southern California, Ph.D.