Grambling State University will host an NEH Summer Institute entitled, "Exploring the Margins: Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities" for three weeks, from May 26, 2014 through June 13, 2014. Senior instructors are all distinguished classists. Sessions will focus primarily on the Greek tragedies, but there will also be brief excursions discussing the African or African-American literature influenced by the Greeks.
First week: Prof. Peter Meineck of New York University will lead the sessions on Aeschylus. Second week: Prof. Melinda Powers of John Jay School of CUNY will lead sessions of Euripides. Third week: Prof. Patricia Johnson of Boston University will lead sessions on Sophocles. Prof. Patrice Rankine, formerly of Purdue, now Dean of Hope College, is an expert on the influence of the Greeks on black literature. Prof. Rankine will participate in sessions for most of the duration of the institute.
Fellowships are competitive. Applicants should send a letter of application and a cv with contact information for two supporters. For successful applicants, Grambling State University will provide free housing in a dormitory and free meals in the cafeteria. There will also be a stipend of $1500 for the three-week program. This program is supported by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Send applications to Prof. Hugh F. Wilson, P.O. Box 1001, Grambling, LA 71245.
Hugh F. Wilson, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of English
and Foreign Languages
Grambling State University
Grambling, LA 71245
Office: (318) 274-2287
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