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In Love and War: The Land and Literature of England

The themes of love and war occupy much of the world’s greatest literature. English authors like Chaucer, Shakespeare, Austen, Eliot, Churchill and others, all present visions of people in the grip of love or the clash of war, people who nevertheless find therein surprising meaning amidst the chaotic human experience. Sometimes these visions are comic, sometimes tragic. Sometimes they involve individuals in quiet contemplation, sometimes they involve entire populations engaged in struggle. In all cases, however, these great thinkers and writers present people confronting ultimate things—ultimate desires, commitments, threats, demands. This broad yet intensive survey of English Literature will take up great authors as they think about human beings confronting extreme experiences in their own lives.

Travel to: Windsor, Warwick, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Oxford, Bath, London, Canterbury

Trip Highlights: Windsor Castle, Warwick Castle, Shakespeare’s Birthplace, Oxford University, The Ashmolean, Tintern Abbey, Buckingham Palace, Canterbury Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, The British Museum, Cabinet War Rooms

2021 Course Date

*Not Traveling Summer 2021*

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Program costs include international flight from Detroit Metro Airport, transfers to and from the airport, housing and all meals on the Hillsdale campus, land travel via private buses, housing in quality hotels while traveling, breakfast and dinner each day off campus, all entry fees to site visits, and tuition fees for three undergraduate Hillsdale College credits.
Thanks to the support of generous donors, scholarship support to cover a portion of trip costs is available to outstanding applicants. Early application is encouraged, with scholarships being awarded as funds are available. No additional paperwork other than a completed application for admission is required.