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London Fictions: Penn in London

ENGL 060.950

This five-week course considers how specific places in the City of London are represented in some of the most influential British fiction of the 19th and early 20th centuries. We also explore how the City of London itself emerges from imaginative writing. Each student visits and photographs a location relevant to one of our texts, shares their images in class and leads an in-class discussion about the experience. We consider novels and short stories by authors such as Robert Louis Stevenson, Charles Dickens, Oscar Wilde, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.M. Barrie, P.G. Wodehouse and Virginia Woolf.

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