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Cornwall: The Witch in Literature

Would you like to travel back in time to the legends of Witches? Or have class in Merlin’s Cave and, most importantly, conduct archival research in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. Join us for a once-in-a-lifetime class in Cornwall, England this summer!




Application Deadline: March 5, 2021
Commitment Fee Deadline: March 12, 2021

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Course Description

Come to Cornwall and study the history and literature about Witches! Stay in Tintagel, by the Cornish Sea, and try doing some groundbreaking archival research in the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic. This 4credit hour course will take you to places you have never been before: Merlins Cave, King Arthurs Castle, Stonehenge, the Holy Chalice Well of Glastonbury, and the artistscolony of St. Ives. We will also hike up to St. Nectans Glen, the magical waterfall where King Arthurs knights went for blessing before their search for the Holy Grail. Other exciting excursions include a trip to Kindred Spirits, where you will try the ancient healing practice of dowsing for water, archery, and have a BBQ by the campfire with live music. At the end of our journey, we will visit Shakespeares StratforduponAvon to see a play about witches, and then spend a night in London before departing for home.

Program Information

Course: LIT/ WGS317: The Witch in Literature

Liberal Learning: Gender; Global

Dates:  TBD in Summer Session 3 (July 19-Aug 19, 2021)

Program Director: Dr. Michele Lise Tarter, Professor of English

Program Assistant: Dr.Stephanie Pilipshen

Eligibility: No Pre-Requisites, Language Requirements, or GPA Restrictions – Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Program Fee: TBT Summer 2021.


  • Hike along sea cliffs
  • Exploration of caves and beaches
  • Visits to ancient Holy Wells and sacred waterfalls
  • Immersion in traditional Cornish culture
  • Day trip to the breathtaking seaside artists’ colony of St. Ives
  • Day trip to the magical waterfall of St. Nectan’s Glen, where King Arthur’s knights went for blessing before searching for the Holy Grail
  • Day trip to Glastonbury (alleged site where King Arthur and Guinevere are buried), with visits to the Tor, the Abbey, and the Holy Chalice Well
  • Visit to Kindred Spirits on Bodmin Moor, including archery, dowsing, dinner and campfire, live music
  • Tour of King Arthur’s Castle ruins
  • Seacliff walk to medieval St. Materiana’s Church
  • One night in the city of London


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.