PhD student Ryan Coogan on Teaching at Southern Connecticut State University

PhD student Ryan Coogan on Teaching at Southern Connecticut State University

From August to December 2017, LJMU English PhD student Ryan Coogan spent a semester teaching and researching at LJMU's transatlantic partner Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. Ryan's thesis focusses upon the work of five key 20th century artists who are primarily known as poets, but have also worked extensively in other forms of media. In Southern's Professor Charles Baraw, who visited the LJMU English department last year, he found a fellow fan of the work of Susan Howe, and together they collaborated on the design of some challenging material and assignments as part of the 2017/18 version of Professor Baraw's 'Contemporary American Poetry' module.  Work and study abroad adds a highly competitive edge to any cv, and the unique relationship between Southern and LJMU has been established to ensure as many of our students as possible can gain that international advantage. At LJMU's 2017 Teaching and Learning Conference, Ryan, Professor Baraw, and Alice Ferrebe (Subject Leader for LJMU English) co-presented on...
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ERASMUS in Naples: Teaching and Learning in Europe

ERASMUS in Naples: Teaching and Learning in Europe

Last week, I went to Naples for an ERASMUS staff exchange with our latest Italian partner, the University of Naples “L’Orientale.” Following a visit from Professor Anna Maria Cimitile, a colleague from Naples who gave an inspiring series of lectures and seminars here at LJMU last March, my stay concluded the first year of this fantastic partnership. Teaching in Naples for a week has been a highly enjoyable and invaluable experience, which I recommend to both staff and students in English and LJMU more widely. Naples is one of Italy’s most beautiful cities, a ‘porous’ city where, philosopher Walter Benjamin famously wrote, you can experience ‘a stretching of frontiers that mirrors the most radiant freedom of thought.’ Situated in the heart of the Mediterranean sea, it offers a vast array of historic and artistic milestones, from ancient archaeological sites to music and performing arts festivals, a thriving theatre scene, and the breathtaking landscape of the Amalfi Coast and the isles. It...
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The Indian Road Sign: LJMU English Abroad

The Indian Road Sign: LJMU English Abroad

Ruth Childerhouse is just completing her second year as an English student at LJMU. Early this year she was given the chance of travelling to Tirunelveli in India to visit a range of schools and colleges there. Here, she reflects upon her experiences in the context of her studies of post colonialism.  Our focus on the trip was special needs schools,  and coming back I was completely emotionally exhausted. I am so incredibly grateful that I was given this chance to explore the differences in culture and I was constantly on the lookout for evidence of a British colonial legacy. The best way I can explain my impression of this legacy is through road signs. When we got off the aeroplane in Thiruvananthapuram (try saying that after a few drinks!), my first thought was, ‘Oh help, I’m going to get run over’. Actually, my first thought was ‘I’m going to die in this heat’, but the prospect of being squished by a van was...
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SCSU’s Professor Brian Johnson gives Poetry Reading at LJMU

SCSU’s Professor Brian Johnson gives Poetry Reading at LJMU

Last Wednesday night, as the sun set (really rather poetically) over the Mersey, Professor Brian Johnson from LJMU's transatlantic partner Southern Connecticut State University gave a reading of his poetry to staff and students. Professor Johnson currently teaches composition, creative writing, and modern literature at Southern, and is the author of Torch Lake and Other Poems (a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award), and Site Visits, a collaborative work with the German painter Burghard Müller-Dannhausen. During his week-long visit to LJMU, Professor Johnson also observed a variety of classes on the English programme, as well as leading a poetry masterclass for final-year Creative Writing students. He gave a paper on the Site Visits project to the Research Centre of Literature and Cultural History. LJMU English and Creative Writing are exploring a range of exciting opportunities for our students with Southern Connecticut State University. We'll both be welcoming Study Abroad students from our sister institutions next year, and are working towards a programme of staff exchanges that will give all our students the chance...
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LJMU English Welcomes Colleague from Transatlantic Partner Southern Connecticut State

LJMU English Welcomes Colleague from Transatlantic Partner Southern Connecticut State

Next week, LJMU English will be hosting a visit from Professor Brian Johnson of Southern Connecticut State University. LJMU has a unique 'transatlantic alliance' with 'Southern' (as it's known to its staff and students). We have an English Major from Southern studying with us this semester, plus a number of students on our English programme have applied to Study Abroad there next year, and are anxiously waiting to hear if their applications have been successful. Professor Johnson currently teaches composition, creative writing, and modern literature at Southern. He is the author of Torch Lake and Other Poems (a finalist for the Norma Farber First Book Award), and Site Visits, a collaborative work with the German painter Burghard Müller-Dannhausen. Whilst at LJMU he will give a paper on the Site Visits project to the Research Centre of Literature and Cultural History, and a Poetry Reading on Wednesday 15th March at 5.30pm in Redmonds 523: all are very welcome. As well as observing a number of classes...
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Studying English: From Southern to LJMU

Studying English: From Southern to LJMU

Tyler Korponai is a English major at Southern Connecticut State University, LJMU's transatlantic partner. He is studying on the English programme this semester. Here, he shares his advice to Southern students planning to study English abroad at LJMU.  As a Southern Connecticut State University student investigating the English program at Liverpool John Moores University, there are some distinctions between these two universities’ programs of which you should be conscious. Before beginning classes it would be to your benefit to prepare yourself for a different orientation and style of teaching. You should attempt to contact lecturers, who are akin to professors, module leaders, who are essentially directors of an individual course and communicate with lecturers, and finally your Learning Technology Officer, who would be in charge of connecting you electronically with faculty on Blackboard. If all has been done properly before your departure, the names of your modules, lecturers, and at least one contact in the English department should be in your possession. Being connected early...
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Study English Abroad in the USA

Study English Abroad in the USA

Since 2014, LJMU has been developing a unique transatlantic alliance with Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut. At the centre of this agreement is the chance for LJMU and Southern students (as the latter are known) to experience life and study abroad, whether this is for a semester or a year. New Haven is perfectly located to give students the experience of an American college town whilst being in easy reach of cities like New York and Boston. LJMU English has long been dedicated to giving our students the opportunity to expand their experience by travelling abroad. Our 'Working in the USA' module was established over twenty years ago, and since then has supported the second year students who choose to take it in finding a vast array of both paid and unpaid work in the US. One of our External Examiners described the module as 'truly trailblazing'. You can read about how recent 'Working in the USA' students found...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Understanding the US University System

Study Abroad at SCSU: Understanding the US University System

I take real solace in that if in the post below I am unable to fully explain the American system compared to the UK system that it is primarily because no one else seems to completely understand it either. I have heard the process of applying for classes as 'a bit like the Hunger Games' more than once. Now, as an international Study Abroad student, a lot of this will not be applicable to you. But it is important to understand the people who will surround you every day. So why is your classmate taking a ‘level 200’ History class as a 6th year Senior? Let's find out... As I explain the most basic basics, it should be clear that despite its complexities, the US system offers more opportunities to study a varied range of subjects and modules than we're used to in the UK. Whereas at home we are 'Majors' from day one of university, the American system offers scope for students to...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Your American Grades and How to Understand Them

Study Abroad at SCSU: Your American Grades and How to Understand Them

Unfortunately, travelling across the Atlantic has not necessarily turned you into a genius... Jessica Rimmer guides you through the differences in the US grading system.  The expression of marks and grades differ greatly between the UK and the US. As percentage values don't carry the same grade weight, marks in the US are generally higher to those we're used at LJMU. It's fairly usual for students to receive marks in the 80 - 100% range, as this is considered the threshold for good work. Once tutors establish a student's percentage grade, they are able to convert it into a letter grade (A, B, C, D or F), which is then recorded on the student’s transcript. It is important to keep this in mind when receiving your percentage grades, as your interpretation of them may be clouded by your understanding of the UK grading system. For instance, if you were to receive 85% on your transcript in the US, you've not necessarily enhanced...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Taylor’s Tips

Study Abroad at SCSU: Taylor’s Tips

LJMU English intern Jessica Rimmer met SCSU student, Taylor Bird, to share her experience of studying abroad, and get her advice to students who are considering crossing the Atlantic in the other direction. Taylor spent one month studying French in Paris and stayed in a French University for the duration of her trip. When I asked about her highlight of the experience, Taylor revealed that, 'you make connections with people and you get to form strong relationships which result in lifelong friendships. One of the people that I'm now working with is a friend I met in Paris and we're still really close, we live together'. Taylor went on to offer some brilliant advice to students who are considering studying abroad in the future. She said: 'My advice is definitely do it! Whether you're just thinking about it or having doubts, just figure it out later - make it happen. Also, don't be afraid to do new things whilst you're abroad because that's one...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Southern’s English Programme

Study Abroad at SCSU: Southern’s English Programme

What (and how) will you be studying on Southern Connecticut State University's English modules? Rupert French investigates... During our time at Southern we were fortunate enough to meet up with several Professors of the English department, who helped us understand the differences in their learning strategies for students. Professor Charles Baraw teaches a module on comic books, 'Comics and the American Experience'. He gets his students to learn how to read comics differently from standard fiction. As well as studying from a diverse set of texts such as Maus (and hopefully We:3, all about the Grant Morrison love), certain classes also learn how to create their own storyboards based around topics of their choice. Professor Melissa Talhelm teaches a module titled 'Lyrics as Literature' that looks at lyric composition as a form, but is primarily a creative writing course. Professor Talhelm is also a singer-songwriter and a Richard Thompson fan. You should definitely, definitely take these classes if they're on offer when you arrive. What becomes apparent through...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: English in America

Study Abroad at SCSU: English in America

Featured Image: 'Flag' by Jasper Johns, 1954, in the Museuem of Modern Art, NYC This summer sixteen lucky LJMU students had the opportunity to spend 3 weeks at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, USA, and I was one of them. Our two universities have set up a 'transatlantic alliance' to open up possibilities for study abroad for their students. SCSU laid on a full and exciting programme of activities across Connecticut for us, and these are my English-related highlights! Libraries I Saw Obviously the first thing I needed to know as an English student abroad was, where is the nearest library? Southern's Hilton .C. Buley Library on campus was my first stop. Don't tell the Aldham Robarts, but it was a pretty impressive building, smack bang in the middle of the beautiful New Haven campus (the sunshine helped too, I guess). The library boasts some very fancy Tiffany stained-glass windows and, most importantly, its own Starbucks, not to mention an array of spectacular and comfortable chairs...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: What can you do in New Haven?

Study Abroad at SCSU: What can you do in New Haven?

Though I was lucky enough to be visiting New Haven, Southern Connecticut whilst being of legal drinking age to enjoy some of the later activities to be offered by the city, you may not be. But there is so much on offer at this SCSU and in this town you will never run out of things to do. American youth are adept at sobriety, and damn, they do it well. Here I offer just some of the ways in which you can fully enjoy and appreciate the area, with no need for the troublesome liquor of Caliban’s downfall. So don’t be silly and try it on with America's laws: take this opportunity to enjoy yourself in different ways... Join Bookmarks: Bookmarks is a society currently presided over by an English Major called Urfa Kadeer. It is not a requirement to talk about books or even be an English Major, it’s just a starting point for meeting other students. Bookmarks host fun-filled evenings of frivolity such...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Getting around in New Haven – What do you do without a car?

Study Abroad at SCSU: Getting around in New Haven – What do you do without a car?

So - you're an LJMU student, studying abroad at SCSU, and unlike practically every American friend you meet, you (whisper it, for shame) don't have a car. LJMU English intern Jessica Rimmer is here to help. One wonderful attribute of SCSU is the proximity of its beautiful campus to a town packed full of culture and entertainment, and with the FREE services offered to students of SCSU, getting around New Haven without a car has actually never been easier. U-Pass The U-Pass is a transportation pass for Southern students, that is valid for unlimited trips during the semester, on all CTTransit local buses. Therefore, the U-Pass gives you travel freedom with no out-of-pocket expense! As an enrolled student of SCSU you are eligible to receive a complimentary U-Pass, from the Hoot Loot card office located in the Wintergreen Building, 112. To use your U-Pass you just show the driver your SCSU Hoot Loot ID Card when boarding the bus and insert the pass, with the arrow...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Exploring the Campus

Study Abroad at SCSU: Exploring the Campus

Signed up to study at SCSU? Isobel Currie will be your campus tour guide today... Southern Connecticut State University, or just 'Southern' to its students and staff, was founded in 1893 as a teaching college, and in 1937 it became the New Haven State Teachers' College. In the spring of 1953 it moved from Howe Street to its present 168-acre site on Crescent Street, and began a period of huge growth and diversification. Southern expanded into general education in 1959, and then became Southern Connecticut State College. Today they have approximately 11,500 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students. Now of course, the best way to get acquainted with the Southern campus is to show up and have a walk around. Pictures can give you an idea, but it's so much better to go and discover everything when you get there. Southern invests a lot in its campus, which has recently acquired a new School of Business, three new parking garages, a new residence hall complex,...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Where Will I Stay?

Study Abroad at SCSU: Where Will I Stay?

Thinking of studying abroad as part of LJMU's 'transatlantic alliance' with Southern Connecticut State University? You'll want to know where you're going to live. Here, LJMU English student Jessica Rimmer gives you an idea of the kind of accommodation on offer on campus.  Schwartz Hall offers apartment-style living for students with 45+ credits including three different housing options (two-, four-, or six-person apartments). Each apartment has a full kitchen equipped with stove/oven, sink and garbage disposal, full-sized refrigerator, and dishwasher. Individually controlled heating and air conditioning units are located in each apartment. The two-person apartment is studio-style with a large open area adjacent to the kitchen. A full bathroom and small walk-in storage area are also provided in the apartment. A dining room table and couches are provided for the living area. Finally, each student is provided with a bed, mattress, dresser, desk, and chair. The four-person apartments offer the same amenities as the two-person apartments, but in the four-person apartments, the living...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Using the Library

Study Abroad at SCSU: Using the Library

Going to study at SCSU (or thinking about it)? This post is part of a series to help orientate you to their campus. Your guide is LJMU English intern Rupert French.. You’ll be pleased to know that for all the complex differences between the systems of Higher Education in the US and Britain, the SCSU library (aka The Hilton C. Buley Library) remains very library-ish. But there are some differences for users to be aware of to get the most out of their study time. The library is at the centre of campus and during semester is open from 8am-11pm.During the summer months this changes to 7.30pm. 

Much the same as LJMU, there are plenty of computers, but not enough for everyone at every time. As a Study Abroad student, you will have your own account to log in to these desk-top computers. You can reserve study rooms online as well as solo study on particular computers with any necessary software for your particular course. Perhaps the key difference when you're...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Staying Connected in the US

Study Abroad at SCSU: Staying Connected in the US

While the appeal of avoiding group messages and emails can be alluring, if you're going away from home for over a week or two, it's not going to happen. Your family and friends will want to know if you're ok and receive regular updates on your travels. It is important to stay connected to people at home, especially if you feel a bit anxious or home-sick on arrival. Hearing their voices or seeing their faces will instantly make you feel better. So the good news is that you don't have to spend huge amounts of money while you're at SCSU to stay in touch with the folks at home. For the majority of communication techniques you of course need wifi or internet data, but Southern have free wifi on campus so this shouldn't be an issue if you have your phone or tablet. It's a really good idea to prepare your parents and friends (but especially your parents!) for long distance communication, by practicing Skype,...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: It’s Called Soccer – Get Used To It

Study Abroad at SCSU: It’s Called Soccer – Get Used To It

Can't imagine a student life that isn't sporting? SCSU and its surrounding area has lots to offer you as a Study Abroad student. Rupert French gets off the sofa to investigate... University sports are different in America. They’re celebrated highly and the funding for them is (justifiably, depending on who you ask) large, especially in comparison to our own. Part of this is due to the way athletes are prepared for professional sports over there. Basketball, Hockey and American Football, especially, recruit through scholarships and the move in professional sports comes after college. Passing grades are still required to maintain a scholarship, and the culture of professional athletes means that young men and women are not immediately scouted and paid huge sums of money from an early age. So it's a system that is at least designed to produce athletes who are educated and well-adjusted, and so prepared for the possibility that they may not succeed in the professional sports world. When I met with Tom Lang,...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Hiking in New Haven

Study Abroad at SCSU: Hiking in New Haven

As Kirstie Allsopp and Phil Spencer continually remind us, it is all about location, location, location. New Haven can be seen as the ideal town for the New Yorker with a need for space. When you live here, you’re a two hour train journey away from the city that never kips, the Big Apple, the capital of the world, the centre of the universe, the big city, the melting pot, the modern Gomorrah… Scratch that last one. 

Either way you’re in a prime spot, but it would be doing New Haven, Connecticut a disservice not to talk about the opportunities that are only a 20 minute drive away, and which don’t involve smog. 

So - let's go hiking! You have plenty of trails, from easy to moderate to moderately easy, some of which you can walk to from campus in about 10 minutes. The Sleeping Giant:  These trails out in Hamden are so called because from a distance the sequence of hills look...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s (Serious) Pizza

Study Abroad at SCSU: New Haven’s (Serious) Pizza

You say Pizza, they say Apizza…: The foundation of the food scene in New Haven is Apizza: I'm told this is the local dialect of saying pizza. I'm not quite sure what the difference is, but you're probably okay just calling it as it is. Everybody will tell you that there are 4 pizza places you cannot leave New Haven without trying: Modern: Thin base, big crust. Large is huge. Try a white pie with clams ( it's a New Haven tradition). Less wow-factor, more traditional. Definitely feels like a classic spot to come with a group of friends and share a couple of large pizza's. Bar: The crust is fairly non-existent in the best way possible. It's all basic flavours and less dough. Order large and they come in squares to share, definitely big enough to fill the most rumbling stomach. This place offers mashed potato on pizza. Depending on who you are that could either sound disgusting or like a...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Saving Money (for the important stuff)

Study Abroad at SCSU: Saving Money (for the important stuff)

It is doubtful that you will be able to work in the US during your time studying abroad, but many of your fellow students will, in various capacities around the University, as well as in retail and hospitality - exactly as it is back home. But you, Mr or Ms International Exchange, will need to budget and budget you shall. Now some of these may seem obvious, but I’m just trying to help. 

I have covered some of these free activities in other sections of the site, click the link to check them out in more detail. Budget food shopping: New Haven has so many places to eat that it would be fully feasible to only eat at restaurants for 4 months without getting sick of anything (apart from, just maybe, the idea of any kind of pizza…But I’m not sure that’s even a reality I can bear to think about). 

Taxis to the big supermarkets will cost you about ten dollars each way from campus...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Study Abroad at SCSU: A Few Tips on Tipping From an Over-Anxious Tipper

Now, you should be tipping in pubs and restaurants anyway. Because it’s polite and you seem nice enough. However, if you’re not in the habit of tipping in general, or only for a slightly more up-market meal, the policy of tipping in the USA can be an absolute minefield. 

Let’s start with some basics: Who not to tip: The Air Hostess on your way here. Customs officials. Connecticut State Police officials. The person serving you at the Shop ’n’ Save at the check out counter. Bus driver. Your fellow students. Your tutor. Me for this post. The Air Hostess on your way back. However, in the US, tipping is required of any service under hospitality. The money added on to your initial bill is not a tip, it is (the US equivalent of) VAT. So what you see advertised and what you will pay is generally slightly different and slightly more. America is a tipping culture. Where we are happy giving 10% at a restaurant and occasionally buying an attractive bar person a...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: ‘Geography of Wine’ Class – Over 21s Only

Study Abroad at SCSU: ‘Geography of Wine’ Class – Over 21s Only

Now this section is very far from being a humble brag about hanging out with a group of students drinking wine, although yeah... Being over the legal drinking age in the US, I partook in a few field trips and classes with the 'Geography of Wine' class to get an idea of the versatility of the educational opportunities on offer at SCSU. Apart from introducing me to some great people, it gave me a chance to see American students interact with a Professor as well as giving me scope on how the American system works. Also I got to drink some wine. As a writing credit at SCSU, Seniors may take a class in the geography of wine. (The structure of degrees in the US is, at first, a bit daunting for those of us in the standard UK three year system. To orientate yourself, read my post elsewhere on this site.) Most of those who I joined on this trip were either Geography...
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Study Abroad at SCSU: Your Guide to Boston

Study Abroad at SCSU: Your Guide to Boston

Boston is around two hours away from New Haven by train (as always, book in advance to get the cheapest tickets). So what are you waiting for? Getting around Boston can be done by subway (known as the T), buses, taxis and ferries. The T and buses work much like the NYC subway and London Underground, with CharlieCards and paper CharlieTickets. CharlieCards can be ordered online at the MBTA's website or you can ask at stations ticket bays, as this gives cheaper fares than CharlieTickets. Rides cost $2 with a CharlieTicket, or $1.70 using a CharlieCard. Alternatively, you can buy LinkPasses at $9 for a day or $15 for one week and can be used on the T, local buses and local commuter rail. LinkPasses can be bought from fare vending machines at T stations. Transfers between subway lines are free, but transfers from subways to buses are only free with a CharlieCard. Trains run from 5.15am to 12.30am Mon–Sat and...
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LJMU, Meet SCSU: Working in the USA Internship Project

LJMU, Meet SCSU: Working in the USA Internship Project

On 12th July, three LJMU English students on the second year module 'Working in the USA' - Isobel Currie, Rupert French and Jessica Rimmer - travelled to New Haven, Connecticut to begin a three week internship project at Southern Connecticut State University. Part-funded by LJMU's Curriculum Enhancement Project and the International Office, they are going to produce a range of online resources for students considering taking advantage of the 'transatlantic alliance' between LJMU and SCSU (or 'Southern' as it's known to its students and staff) that should allow hundreds of students to experience life and study on the opposite Atlantic coast in the next few years. Alice Ferrebe, the Head of English, who arranged the internships and travelled out with the interns, said, 'This is a really exciting new development - for LJMU, in its alliance with Southern, and for our long-running "Working in the USA" module. We hope that in the future lots of students who have always dreamed of...
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Working in the USA: Lizzie Offiler

Working in the USA: Lizzie Offiler

Lizzie Offiler was one of around 40 students who chose to take LJMU English's Working in the USA module in her second year with us. Here's her account of her experiences working and living in America this summer. On Friday 13th May 2016, I flew out to Boston Logan International Airport to begin my travels in America. I was greeted by my Aunt who I was to stay with for the entirety of the time I was working there. I have a lot of family in America and as a result, I have been over to visit my family more times than I can remember, but working there enlightened me to an entirely different experience to what I have been used to in the past. I worked at two placements whilst in America, the first in an elementary school, which is the same age group as primary school. My second placement was in the following high school, that the children in the elementary school will...
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Literary Connecticut: The Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses

Literary Connecticut: The Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses

Located in Hartford, the Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe houses are a must-see for any literature students visiting Connecticut. Twain and his wife Olivia commissioned the New York architect Edward Tuckerman Potter to design their elaborate home in 1873, and they moved in during September 1874. The house was as fancy and huge as we were promised it would be. Taking photographs inside was strictly prohibited (sorry to disappoint). So too was touching anything except the handrail on the stairs which, as it happened, was so low that it didn't feel safe to lean down and hold onto, so I declined to take part in that sensory experience of Twain's former home. The house has been restored to resemble the decadence that Twain decided it was necessary for his family to live in. The walls of the entrance hall were hand stencilled with intricate silver patterns, the house was full of fancy paintings, the woodwork and the handrail on the stairs were gorgeously...
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LJMU at SCSU: English Students Join Trip to Southern Connecticut State University

LJMU at SCSU: English Students Join Trip to Southern Connecticut State University

LJMU English students Ryan Pickering and Katie Taylor are among those currently visiting Southern Connecticut State University on a trip funded by the School of Humanities and Social Science. LJMU has formed an exciting alliance with SCSU (or 'Southern' to its students and staff), and we hope that lots of students studying English will take up the opportunity to study there for a semester or a year. Ryan, Katie and two other HSS students are experiencing everything Southern, New Haven, and the surrounding area has to offer. As well as New Haven's museums and galleries, they will explore Connecticut's beautiful shoreline (they were instructed to bring their swimming costumes), and visit both the Mark Twain and the Harriet Beecher Stowe houses. New Haven, which is also the location of Yale University, is a mere hour-and-a-half on a train from New York (and around two hours from Boston) - an amazing location for exploring the east coast of the US. On Thursday, 9th...
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