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English teacher Mark Randolph earns grant, national recognition

The National Endowment for the Humanities has chosen Mark Randolph as an NEH Summer Scholar, enabling him to travel to London to attend a seminar on Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

The Chaucer seminar is among 22 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH, a federal agency that supports enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions each summer. The goal is allowing teachers to study with experts in humanities disciplines.

The Canterbury Tales program lasts four  weeks under the direction of Professors Susanna Fein and David Raybin. Each of the 16 teachers selected to participate in it receives a stipend of $3,300 to cover travel, study, and living expenses.

Other topics for the seminars and institutes offered this summer include:

  • The Acadian experience in Maine
  • Archaeology in the Upper Mississippi River Valley
  • Berlin’s cultural diversity across two centuries
  • “The Trail of Tears: a view from the Cherokee homeland”
  • Communism and American life
  • Dickens in literature and film
  • Existentialism
  • The immigrant experience in California through literature and theatre
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
  • World Wars I and II in France today
  • Mesoamerican cultures and histories
  • Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni
  • The national anthem in American life
  • Philosophers of education
  • The political theory of Hannah Arendt
  • Punishment, politics, and culture
  • Race and politics in the American Civil War
  • Religious worlds of New York
  • Teaching Shakespeare
  • Theatricality and reality in modern French drama, and
  • Understanding Muslim cultures through poetry.

The approximately 460 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach almost 57,500 American students next school year.





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