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At the Bread Loaf School of English this summer, about 400 students from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries will pursue continuing education, a Master of Arts, or a Master of Letters degree.

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Bread Loaf School of English Begins Summer Sessions

June 22, 2016


MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — June marks the start of the 97th summer session of the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English, a six-week residential summer graduate program under the directorship of Emily Bartels. Classes began on June 20 at Bread Loaf’s Santa Fe, New Mexico, campus and on June 22 at the main campus in Ripton in the Green Mountains of Vermont. On the campus of Lincoln College at the University of Oxford in England, classes start on June 29.

Founded in 1920, the Bread Loaf School of English offers an innovative, state-of-the-art graduate curriculum in the fields of literature, pedagogy and literacy, creative writing, and theater arts. The program is tailored to K-12 English and language arts teachers, who make up roughly 75 percent of the student body; its faculty come from leading colleges and universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. The school aims to provide in six weeks a full-time, intensive educational experience, enriched by the local culture at each campus.

Starting this June, roughly 400 students from 37 states, the District of Columbia, and 12 countries will pursue continuing education, a Master of Arts, or a Master of Letters degree in English. They will study with a faculty of 48, in courses whose topics range from James Joyce to American literature in the new millennium; cli-fi or fictions of climate change to writing in a digital age; and Mexican American literature to Shakespeare across media.

Studies will extend imaginatively beyond texts and classrooms. Throughout the summer, Bread Loaf students will enjoy a diverse co-curricular program of readings, lectures, panels, workshops, and other events. Across the campuses, guest speakers will include author and illustrator Alison Bechdel, environmental writer and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury Bill McKibben, poet Demetria Martinez, and Oxford professor of Shakespeare studies Emma Smith.

More information is available at www.middlebury.edu/blse, 802-443-5418, or blse@breadnet.middlebury.edu.

 

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