About the York Program
Application Deadline: Febuary 1
Date of program: May 15-June 8, 2017
During this 25-day, 4-Credit program you will:
- Live in the contexts—Viking, English, and Roman—of the texts we study
- Explore medieval houses, castles, and cathedrals
- Wander the streets of a walled medieval city
- Encounter the landscapes and cultures of early British literature
Janet Schrunk Ericksen is an Anglo-Saxonist, meaning that her expertise lies in the literature of England from about 600-1500, although her research and teaching also include Old Norse literature (especially the sagas of medieval Iceland) and the history of the English language as well as modern grammar. One of the things that convinced her to pursue a PhD in medieval British literature was studying Old English and visiting medieval sites in northern England during her undergraduate junior year abroad.
David Ericksen’s primary field is early American literature, which he regularly teaches, and he also both produces and teaches fiction and film. He recently wrote and narrated a documentary for PBS on volunteer firefighters, and he writes historical as well as contemporary fiction. He has taught courses both at Morris and in York on popular fiction — and he studied abroad in England as an undergraduate, too.