Exploring Italy through its gardens: UNM students find inspiration in writing

Aug 17, 2014 1040

This summer, UNM Instructor Teresa Cutler-Broyles and eight students from the University of New Mexico spent an exciting five weeks at The Umbra Institute, located in Perugia, Italy. This is the first time that students from UNM have taken a course at Umbra.

Cutler-Broyles' class, Writing and History in Italian Gardens, explored the historical importance of gardens in Italy throughout the 16th and 17th centuries, and the influence gardens have had on the imagination of writers from across the globe. Cutler-Broyles took her class on many on-site visits both in Perugia and further afield, giving the students a chance to see in real-life what they had been studying in the classroom.

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