ENGL 3246 Cosmopolitan London: Communities and their Stories (Summer: 3 )
A city of stupendous contradictions, London is as much home to grand traditions and manners as it is to the most irreverent and brazen of youth and working class cultures. Besides the fascinating spectrum of class relations secured by the monarchy, London is also one of the most diverse cities in the world where migrants from former colonies of the empire have put down deep roots thereby redefining the meaning of being British in relation to being English. Taking up the living history of its grand imperial past, this course samples contemporary London’s vibrant cosmopolitanism through art, literature, food, neighborhoods, and communities. We shall discover a globalized London that holds unusual secrets and overlooked treasures in places off the beaten track, or sometimes hidden in plain sight.
Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri
Last Updated: 12-Sep-16