2013 Summer Study Abroad Trip - London
An Exploration of British Drama
Faculty leaders: Robin Bates and Allison Wilkins. Participating students were Becca Brummett, Sammie Chapman, Christian Chenail, Ann Dorris, Janine Fowler, Theresa Gilette, Erin Gough, Paige Hammock, Pierce Hawkins, Emma Kinsey, Deirdre Scanlon, Jessie Schnurer, Leah Vitello, Nik Warkoski, Emma Williams, and Courtney Zongrone. Sixteen LC English majors and minors traveled to London in the summer of 2013 to study British theatre with a performance theory focus in the Global Studies program, An Exploration of British Drama, taught by Professor Robin Bates.
The students first read a selection of British plays from the 17th century to the present and spent a week on campus discussing the plays and preparing for life in London. The group then traveled to London to live for two weeks and study with British actors and directors in workshops with the National Theatre, The Globe, and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; see six plays that included a range of West End blockbusters and experimental fringe theatre; study and write performance reviews through classes held at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; tour historically significant theatre venues such as the Banqueting House and the Royal Theatre Drury Lane; and enjoy London life together in the landmarks, gardens, and pubs that make the city great. Several of the students took advantage of the option to also study Travel Writing with Professor Allison Wilkins, reading works by others and making use of their London experiences to compose travel writing of their own.
Work Published in Allegheny Review
Senior Adam Pollak's poem "Unknown" has been accepted for publication by The Allegheny Review.
Old Line Publishing Internship
Junior English major Emma Kinsey will be working as an intern during summer 2013 for Old Line Publishing.
2013 Adrienne Athanas '13 and Diana Clark '13 Accepted to Writers Institute
2013 Association of Core Texts and Courses Conference
In March, English major Theresa Gillette presented a paper at the Association of Core Texts and Courses conference in Chicago. Her paper, "Belittled Babel and Banished Busiris: How Milton Uses the Bible to Show the Ungodliness of a King," was written for Dr Beth Savage's ENGL 355 course: Interregnum, Restoration, and Revolution.
2012 Riverviews Literary Lounge
English majors Diana Clark, Brogan Franklin, Sarah Lavinder, and Nik Warkoski read from their fiction and poetry for Literary Lounge on November 29, 2012 at Riverviews Artspace in downtown Lynchburg. Pictured at left: Sarah Lavinder, Nik Warkoski, Brogan Franklin, and Diana Clark.