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EKU Florence 2018: Study Abroad with WGS!

EKU Education Abroad: Students from UNP 300 Florence 2016!

Study Gender and Body/Language with Dr. Lisa Day in Florence, Italy! UNP 300 counts as a Gen Ed requirement (Element 3B or 6) or as a WGS minor/certificate elective. 

In this course, Florence, Italy, will be our context and setting as we embark on a month-long exploration of Gender Studies through the art and literature that has been created in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

For the entire month of June 2018, We’ll look at great art:

  • Michelangelo’s David
  • Botticelli’s Venus
  • Caravaggio’s Medusa
  • Gentileschi’s Judith
  • Donatello’s Mary Magdalene
  • Clet’s street art
  • So much more art!

We'll read excellent literature about the birthplace of the Renaissance in their actual settings: 

  • Letters of Michelangelo at the Palazzo Vecchio
  • Letters of the Medici at the Palazzo Pitti
  • Excerpts from Boccaccio’s Decameron at Fiesole
  • Excerpts of Dante’s Inferno at his Santa Croce memorial
  • Excerpts from Machiavelli's The Prince in the Piazza della Signoria
  • Poetry at Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s house
  • Poetry of Shelley near his mistress’s apartment in Oltrarno
  • Travel essays of Edith Wharton in the Boboli Gardens
  • And more! 

We'll visit beautiful places and museums: 

  • Uffizi Gallery
  • Galleria Accademia
  • Palazzo Pitti
  • The Arno River
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • Artisans' shops
  • The Duomo
  • So many more sites! 

Along with UNP 300: Gender and Body/Language, you may choose one of the following courses taught in English at the Accademia Europea di Firenze: 

  • Art History
  • Italian Culture through Language
  • Travel Photography
  • Painting Techniques
  • Contemporary Dance
  • Dance Choreography
  • History of Italian Opera
  • Opera Workshop
  • Jazz Improvisation
  • Musicianship

Plus daily Italian cultural activities as well as excursions to Siena, Fiesole, the Baratti Gulf, among other opportunities. 

See Jennifer White or Katie Samuel in EKU Education Abroad (Keith 129) for more details about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity! 

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