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Grambling State University (Grambling, LA 71245-2715)
Hugh F. Wilson (Project Director: July 2013 to May 2015)
Enhancing the Teaching of Ancient Greek Drama at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

A three-week curricular development institute on teaching ancient Greek drama for faculty from multiple Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) that would be held at Grambling State University.

In order to bridge the chasm between minority and majority culture, several faculty members at Grambling propose a three week summer institute that will focus on the resonance of the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides to the plight of those often marginalize. Our program is meant to improve the comprehension and appreciation of classics of world literature in order to encourage scholarship, improve teaching, and enhance student learning. We already have tentative commitments from three prominent senior scholars who will lead discussions. There will be four daily sessions, each for one and a half hours, five days a week for three weeks. Discussion sessions, led by senior scholars, will be supplemented by pertinent films in the week-day evenings. Each week will be led by two senior scholars and we will invite participants to apply for fellowships from other HBCUs and regional universities.

Project fields:
Classical Literature; Literature, General

Humanities Initiatives at Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Education Programs

$99,848 (approved)
$98,461 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2014