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Office of Global Programs announces new study abroad program in London

Friday, October 30, 2015

The Office of Global Programs has announced a new study abroad program in London. The program, under the direction of Columbia’s Department of English and Comparative Literature and in partnership with Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), will be offered in Fall 2016.

The Columbia University in London program will offer a global seminar, London as Literature, taught by a faculty member whose research directly engages in the literary culture of London. The course, to be taught in Fall 2016 by Molly Murray, associate professor of English and comparative literature, will allow students to study major works of English and Anglophone literature from all periods and genres in the context of London. Students will study literary texts in their immediate geographical and cultural settings, transforming their relationship to their objects of study and encouraging them to develop a wider range of practices and research methodologies.

The seminar will include regular outings to urban sites designed to complement and enhance the readings and classroom discussions, including the British Library, the British Museum, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tate Museums and the Globe Theatre, among others. Additionally, students will enroll alongside local students in courses from the broad range of disciplines offered at QMUL, including the physical and natural sciences, business and management, engineering, the humanities and the social sciences.

For more information about the program, visit

This program was developed with support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.