Michael Wood, Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor and Professor of Comparative Literature,
Through a close reading of Joseph Conrad's Under Western Eyes, perhaps his most contemporary novel, Michael Wood will guide an investigation into such timely topics as terrorism; the end of history; the opposition of East and West; violence and moderation; and the influence of place, time, and race upon perspective.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Postmarked by February 23, 2007.
ELIGIBILITY: The Summer Institutes in Literary Studies are open to scholars who received a Ph.D. within the last ten years and who teach in departments of literature or
other relevant disciplines at colleges or universities in the United States
STIPENDS & EXPENSES: Participation in an institute carries a stipend of $1,500.
The National Humanities Center will cover the cost of travel, lodging, meals, and texts.
FORMAT: Each institute will combine extensive seminar discussion with small group
work and individual consultation with the seminar leader.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Participants will have individual apartments in a residence hotel within ten minutes of the Center. The Center will provide bus service to and from the hotel.
This program is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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