Students in Lenoir-Rhyne University's Master of Arts in Writing program recently embarked on a trip to Italy where they traveled through the birthplace of the Renaissance as part of a special topics course.
Laura Hope Gill, assistant professor of writing, led students on the ten-day journey which included stops in Florence, Siena, and Venice. During the trip, students read the book, "Italian Renaissance: Life and Culture in Italy," by Peter Burke, an art history and sociological study. The group also studied images of Florentine art and architecture through use of Ross King's work of creative non-fiction, "Brunelleschi's Dome." Throughout the course students explored the question of what forces are needed to renovate and rebirth a society. Stories, poems, and reflections were shared daily.
The trip was made possible through the LR William and Robert Shuford Center for International Education, which also assisted students with trips to Germany and Costa Rica during May.
Visit lr.edu/Writing to learn more about LR's MAW program.