LIT 370: Magic of Archival Research in Cornwall (1 unit – 4 credits, Liberal Learning Elective in Literary, Visual and Performing Arts)
Dates: July 10 – 28, 2017
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 28th, 12:30-1PM, Bliss room 148
Program Director: Dr. Michele Lise Tarter, Professor of English
No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)
Would you like to travel back in time to the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table? Or have class in Merlin’s Cave, walk in medieval Druid forests, and visit ancient stone circles and holy wells? And, most importantly, conduct archival research in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic, learning about the earliest healers, spells, and magic? Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime class in Cornwall, England this summer!
We will live in a Bed & Breakfast, eat delicious full Cornish breakfasts each morning, and visit some of the most beautiful sites in all the world! This special topics course will conduct groundbreaking archival research at the world-renowned Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Cornwall, England. Working with primary manuscripts that have never been studied before, students (graduate and undergraduate) will consider the many ways that these materials can be archived, analyzed, and understood in the broader cultural context of witchcraft today. While living in Tintagel, set on the rocky cliffs by the Cornish sea and right atop Merlin’s cave, students will read and explore the history and narratives of witchcraft across the ages, with particular focus on Arthurian legends which attempted to bring together the pagan and Christian worlds.
Still have time? Then check out the video created by our Summer 2013 students in Cornwall!
Summer 2017 Program Fee: TBD