Welcome to The City and the Country, the course blog for Drake University’s January-Term 2018 travel seminar “The City and the Country in England and Wales” (English 060). This seminar combines the study of 19th- and 20th-century literature thematizing urban and rural culture with first-hand explorations of London, Rochester, Oxford, and Bath in the UK and Cardiff, St. David’s, and the Brecon Beacons in Wales.

Here, you can vicariously experience our travels and discoveries–literary, historical, cultural, geographic and even gastronomic–as participants post accounts of and reflections on their journeys.