African American Literature and Social History Summer Institute for High School Teachers, Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities


African American Literature and Social History

Summer Institute for High School Teachers

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities

July 8 – 26, 2013

Duke University’s African and African American Studies and the Research Network on Racial and Ethnic Inequality will be accepting applications from interested high school social studies and English teachers. Online applications will be available beginning October 31, 2012 at http://aaas.duke.edu/neh-summer-institute nationwide. The deadline to apply is March 4, 2013. Please contact the Research Network at (919) 681-4976 with questions.

Call for Applications

The proposed summer institute will provide the opportunity for 25 secondary school teachers to study both well known and less familiar, but significant, works in African American literature and to examine the interplay between fictional narratives and social, historical, and philosophical frames. NEH summer scholars will be encouraged to integrate literary analysis and criticism with insights drawn from research in social history using readings of African American literature with social, historical and philosophical writings relevant to the frame and context of the fictional works.

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