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