May 2013 Archways

Picture This: 360° Around the World

Reimagining Caliban at an international Shakespeare festival in Abu Dhabi and exploring how immigration issues play out in the port city of Marseille, France—these are some of the ways students in two of Bryn Mawr’s 360° courses spent spring break. The interdisciplinary 360° program allows students to enroll in a cluster of classes that explore diverse perspectives—political, historical, social, and cultural—on a single theme. Some 360° courses interpret the program’s global outlook quite literally and incorporate capstone visits abroad.

The Mediterranean as Crossroads 360°, led by Agnès Peysson-Zeiss of the French department and Alexander Kitroeff, associate professor of history at Haverford College, took students to the South of France, where they had the opportunity to interact with social workers who deal with the challenges facing immigrants in the region. Meanwhile, in the Performance Across Language and Culture 360°, a Tri-Co troupe of student-actors performed dream caliban, their adaptation of The Tempest, at NYU Abu Dhabi in the Global Shakespeare Student Festival. Led by Katherine Rowe, chair and professor of English, and Catharine Slusar, an instructor in the theater department, the troupe also saw performances of The Tempest by students from institutions as diverse as NYU, American University of Sharjah, Cairo University, and UAE University in Al Ain.

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

Photo by Catharine Slusar

Photo by Catharine Slusar

Photo by Madeline Brady '15

Photo by Madeline Brady ’15

Photo by Madeline Brady '15

Photo by Madeline Brady ’15

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

Photo by Rebecca Marshall

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