Jordyn Jay

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Love It or Hate It, It’s Home

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 10. Books (2), Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay

“Like any place that’s become home, I hate it too. And, of course, you can’t separate the things you love and hate: you can’t say, let’s move to so and so where they have the cappuccini, the wines, the lasagna, the marvellous peaches, the handsome people in handsome clothes, the fine buildings, the close-knit, friendly secretiveness of village life, but …

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The View from 1908

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 6. Book #1, Florence by Jordyn Jay

I can only imagine how Florence must have been different almost a hundred and ten years ago, but E. M. Foster paints a picture of the city in 1908 from the eyes of a young woman navigating the city with her overprotective cousin. The Florence of 1908 is painted as an enchanting, but rather dangerous place, especially for a woman. …

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When In Rome…Or Wherever I Am…

In The Art of Travel Spring 2017, 1. Anticipation, Florence, Places by Jordyn Jay

In the past month, I’ve been asked at least a million times why I chose to study abroad in Florence. I don’t think it actually struck me until I landed that I have absolutely no idea. My concentration at Gallatin is “Applying Artistic Imagination to Radical Political and Social Change”, which is essentially the intersection between performance studies, sociology and …