Topics in London: Writing, Belonging, Voice (LA)

Subject associations
ENG 425 / COM 462
Fall 2022
Robbie Richardson
Registrar description

In conjunction with University College London, this course will examine texts about and set in London--novels, plays, poems, films, and essays--from the 19th century to the present, to address interrelated topics, including the roles of class, gender, ethnicity, race, sexuality, and performance in the social dynamics and geography of London life. By attending to the texts in their historical contexts and in relation to one another, we will explore writing about London that is as varied as the city itself. In addition, students will develop junior papers or senior theses, working collectively on their writing and reporting on their research.