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Medieval & Renaissance Studies in London
July 5–August 3, 2019

Faculty: Dr. Erin Kelly & Dr. Asa Mittman [ Bios ]

Academic Credit: Earn 6 units of academic credit. [ Courses ]

Chico State Student Exploring LondonAbout the Program

This London Program allows students to experience visual and theatrical art in person. Two Chico State faculty, Dr. Erin Kelly (Department of English) and Dr. Asa Mittman (Department of Art & Art History) are specialists in English art and literature and will bring students to major sites central to Britain’s long and storied history.

The program allows students to experience art – visual, architectural, and theatrical – in person. The faculty’s collaborative teaching model allows students to situate art into a long historical, literary, and cultural context, and the instructors combine their areas of expertise in compelling and thought-provoking ways that will give our students a rich experience.

  • The program will be based in London, where students will see works of art at the British Museum and the National Gallery, and manuscripts at the British Library.
  • The group will study the architecture of Westminster Abbey, see a play at Globe Theatre, and dig for artifacts on the banks of the Thames River.
  • Day trips will include York to see a production of the medieval York Mystery Plays and the majestic Gothic York Minster, and Stratford-upon-Avon to visit Shakespeare’s birthplace and take in a performance by the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Included Fees

• AIFS Program Fee

◊ Application due: April 1.
◊ Final fee payment deadline: May 1.

• Travel

• Refundable damage deposit

• Course fees

• Foreign travel insurance

• TREK administrative fee

Meals, laundry and incidentals are extra. 

$500 subsidies are available to the first ten students who submit an approved application and deposit!

Academic Credit

This program offers six units of academic credit, allowing you to make progress toward your degree. Once your final fee payment has been made, Regional & Continuing Education will enroll you in the following classes:

ARTH 400: Medieval Art and Architecture in England will expose students to as much medieval art and architecture in and around London as possible in one month.
ENGL 441W/446: British Renaissance Literature will teach students about the relationships between literature and the history, architecture, and culture of Renaissance England.

Chico State student visits Stratford Upon AvonProgram Faculty

Dr. Asa Mittman, Professor (Art History, CSU Chico), has published three books and numerous articles on monstrosity and marginality in medieval art. Mittman’s research takes him to European libraries and museums yearly. He loves traveling, has lived abroad, and taught at Cambridge University and with USAC in Brighton, England and Galway, Ireland.

Dr. Erin Kelly, Assistant Professor (English, CSU Chico), is a specialist in British Renaissance literature who has published work on hunting in Tudor literature. She regularly teaches courses on Shakespeare and early British literature. A central part of her teaching practice, and an inspiration for this program, is giving students the opportunity to experience Renaissance performance practices firsthand.