I'm taking three classes this semester, as well as an internship. My classes are:
1. Tudor and Stuart England - probably my favorite topic to study, ever. This is going to be a blast.
2. Mythologising Shakespeare - where we take Shakespeare's plays and looks at the myths and legends he uses within them. Some of what we will be reading include The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, and Julius Caesar. We will also being see FIVE plays performed, including The Tempest and A Midsummer Night's Dream. So Excited!!
3. Irish Nationalisms - A look at the history of Ireland and Northern Ireland and their many attempts to become independent nations. We get to go on a weekend trip to Dublin in May for the trip.
My internship is at the American Museum of Bath, which looks at the cultural history of the America from discovery to the Civil War. It will be very interesting to look at it from a British perspective! I'll be doing different things, including learning about curating and giving tours. Should be fun!
So far, the new students seem really cool, although it's weird to be the de facto leader of everyone, since I already know where everything is. Everyone will get comfortable soon enough, I'm sure.
I also really like my new house. I live now in the center of Bath, right near the Abbey, in a flat with two other girls, Hannah and Sarah. We have our own kitchen, bathrooms, and I have my own bedroom as well. I love it!
We have a trip to Stonehenge, LacockBut, it will be nice to see all that again - hopefully it won't be raining this time! Other than that, there isn't much to report so far. Classes start next week, so I'll be able to let you know how those go then. Until then, cheers!