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Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Blacksburg, VA 24061-2000)
James M. Dubinsky (Project Director: February 2015 to present)

Veterans in American Society

A three-week institute for twenty-five college and university faculty on the history and experiences of military veterans in the United States.

The Center for the Study of Rhetoric in Society (CSRS)at Virginia Tech and the Virginia Tech Libraries proposal a three-week summer institute in July 2016 for 16 college faculty members to study issues concerning veterans in society. Our combined energies and resources will enable us to provide an interdisciplinary experience with a central focus on the meaning and implications of the deceptively simple category, veteran, not only as it is used in today's discussions of U.S. military personnel returned from war but also in light of selected work about and by veterans across historical eras, national boundaries, and creative and interpretive genres. Through examining ambiguities in the representation of veterans, participants will take home new tools for understanding and representing the diverse potentials and needs of veterans in their own classrooms and communities, and perhaps their own families.

Project fields:
American Literature; Interdisciplinary Studies, Other; U.S. History

Institutes for College and University Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$152,250 (approved)
$146,857 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 12/31/2016