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Scottish Tales

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Arrive Date: June 23, 2018    End Date: July 20, 2018

Program Overview

The supernatural figures largely in Scotland’s literature and culture. Scottish ballads are filled with stories of strange creatures and weird doings. Scottish castles are filled with ghosts and spirits. Witches wander through Shakespeare’s Macbeth and the poetry of Robert Burns. There is a Scottish Frankenstein. Jekyll becomes Hyde. And the devil lurks everywhere. Scottish Tales will study the literature, films, and culture of Scotland, examining its supernatural component from the earliest ballads to contemporary cinema. Set in Edinburgh, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the program will include visits to castles, tours of the city, a ghost walk at night, a magic show, and a field trip to Glasgow. We will also spend two nights in the Scottish Highlands and take a cruise on Loch Ness, where rumor has it a creature lurks.

InstructorDavid Masiel

Taught in: English

Max Enrollment: 30

Program CoordinatorGreg Gundersen


English (ENL) 163. Topics in British Literature and Culture (4 units)

English (ENL) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP)

Program Highlights
  • The housing for this program is located close to many of Edinburgh’s most famous attractions—the castle, the Royal Mile, and the New Town.
  • Edinburgh is very easy to get around in and has lots of great museums, galleries, restaurants, and cafes.
  • The reading and film for this course are fun; you’ll also really like the various guest speakers
  • Field trips include an overnight stay in the Scottish Highlands and a day trip to Glasgow.
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