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  • Locations: Athens, Greece; Nafplion, Greece; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: January
  • Program Sponsor: UMAIE 
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hostel/Hotel Program Type: Study Abroad
Program Description:
A writing-intensive course in the humanities, including experience with textual analysis.
Required Readings
List of texts will include Sappho's poetry, and the poetry of H.D., Amy Lowell, Gertrude Stein, Renee Vivien and Natalie Barney, along with some prose writing by Virginia Woolf and Rebecca West, excerpts from other ancient texts, as well as the two texts of Antigone and some readings on the origin of Wonder Woman (Laurel Thatcher Ulrich and Jill Lepore), actual DC comics and the most recent film.
Papers x3                                   40 points       120 points
Journal                                       60 points        60 points
Synthesis Essay                         40 points        40 points
Participation (sites, discussions)              80 points        80 points
Total 300 points
Faculty Directors
Cecilia Konchar Farr, St. Catherine University (651) 690.6559, email:
Melissa Bradshaw, Loyola University Chicago, (773) 508-2796, email:
Description of Faculty Directors
Cecilia Farr Dr. Cecilia Farr is a Professor of English at St. Catherine University and teaches interdisciplinary courses, as well as courses in American literature, including upper- and introductory-level literature.  She has also taught classes within the Women’s Studies Program. Her scholarly examination of Literature has focused on twentieth-century American literature and culture. She designed and taught several times the course “Six Degrees of Harry Potter”. Dr. Farr has successfully led many UMAIE study-abroad programs in France, England, Spain, Italy and Japan.  Dr. Farr most recently visited Greece in January 2018 in anticipation of this course.
Melissa Bradshaw Dr. Melissa Bradshaw currently serves as Writing Across the Curriculum coordinator at Loyola University Chicago, where she also teaches literature, writing, and graduate level theory. She has also taught in the Program in Women’s and Gender Studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University, where she was an Assistant Professor from 2004 to 2010. From 2002-2004 Dr. Bradshaw served as an Assistant Professor in the Interdisciplinary Humanities Program at Barat College of DePaul University.  She received a Ph.D. in English with a certificate in Women’s Studies from Stony Brook University in 2000. 
Application Procedures & Deadline
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· All applications received by your home institutions priority deadline will be sent to the faculty immediately. Applications will be taken after that deadline for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2018.

Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2018

For more information on course content, contact: Prof Micah Kiel
On application procedures or logistical information, contact your study abroad office. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
January 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2019 01/22/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.