Engage the World

English literature and writing are both certainly about the ability to imagine worlds, communities, and develop knowledge about them through the written word. But in addition to engaging the world through stories, characters, metaphors and images, the English Department faculty also invite their students to engage the world through unique study away programs.

J-Term Manchester

Co-taught by the English Department and Global Studies Program

Prof. Solveig Robinson (English)
Prof. Peter Grosvenor (Global Studies)

Birthplace of the modern world, Manchester was the world’s first industrial city, and it has left a deep imprint on politics, economics, literature, and art. Through walking tours and visits to historical sites, and through readings by Shelley, Gaskell, Engels, and Orwell, we will trace the progress of industrialization and political reform and evaluate literature’s power as a political tool.