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ES-256930-17

Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000)
Sylvia Shurbutt (Project Director: March 2017 to present)
Voices from the Misty Mountains and the Power of Storytelling: Appalachian Culture and History

A three-week institute for twenty-five school teachers that would explore Appalachian culture and history through literature, music, and theater.

Shepherd University proposes its second three-week Summer Institute for Teachers, building upon a successful previous year's Institute and the success of two previous Seminars. The proposed Institute explores Appalachian literature and culture, emphasizing conflict, resolution and Appalachian politics in the 2018 proposed program. Literary works, humanities topics and in-depth exploration of theater are woven throughout the proposed program, with lectures and workshops featuring prominent scholars and contributors in the field.

Project fields:
American Literature; Theater History and Criticism; U.S. History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$145,905 (approved)
$145,862 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2017 – 9/30/2018


ES-250816-16

Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000)
Sylvia Shurbutt (Project Director: February 2016 to present)
Voices from the Misty Mountains

To support a three-week institute for twenty-five schoolteachers that would explore Appalachian culture and history through literature, music, and theater.

Shepherd University proposes its third three-week seminar for public school teachers that will delve into the subject of Appalachian literature and culture. A literature of unexpected cultural diversity, the Appalachian literary works and topics that we have selected for the seminar will provide a deeper understanding of the complexity and cultural range of a region that encompasses the twelve states following the ridge of mountains stretching from New York to Georgia. The quality and depth of the Appalachian writers that will be explored in the seminar will allow participants the opportunity to listen to the variety of voices from this region. Participants will also take part in an Appalachian storytelling workshop led by an award-winning storyteller and listen to lectures about playwriting and dramatic storytelling. They will explore Appalachian music and tour the Appalachian heartland.

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies; Cultural History

Program:
Institutes for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$152,310 (approved)
$152,310 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2016 – 12/31/2017

Funding details:
Original grant (2016) $147,543
Supplement (2017) $4,767


FV-231051-15

Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000)
Sylvia Shurbutt (Project Director: February 2015 to February 2017)
Voices from the Misty Mountains: Appalachian Writers and Mountain Culture

A three-week seminar for sixteen school teachers on Appalachia's literary and cultural heritage.

Shepherd University proposes its second three-week seminar for public school teachers that will delve into the subject of Appalachian literature and culture. A literature of unexpected cultural diversity, the Appalachian literary works and topics that we have selected for the seminar will provide a deeper understanding of the complexity and cultural range of a region that encompasses the twelve states following the ridge of mountains stretching from New York to Georgia. The quality and depth of the Appalachian writers that will be explored in the seminar will allow participants the opportunity to listen to the variety of voices from this region. Participants will also take part in an Appalachian storytelling workshop led by an award-winning storyteller and listen to lectures about playwriting and dramatic storytelling. They will explore Appalachian music and tour the Appalachian heartland.

Project fields:
American Literature; American Studies; Cultural History

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$118,868 (approved)
$109,633 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2016


FV-50338-12

Shepherd University (Shepherdstown, WV 25443-5000)
Sylvia Shurbutt (Project Director: March 2012 to May 2017)
Voices from the Misty Mountains: Appalachian Writers and Mountain Culture

A three-week seminar for sixteen high school teachers on Appalachia's literary and cultural heritage.

Shepherd University proposes a three-week, July 2013 seminar for high school teachers that will delve into the subject of Appalachian literature and culture. A literature of unexpected cultural diversity, the Appalachian works will provide a new and deeper understanding of the complexity and cultural range of the region. Participants will take part in an Appalachian storytelling workshop led by an award-winning storyteller. They will explore Appalachian music, important in the cultural heritage and literature of the region and take part in a field trip to the Culture Center in Charleston, West Virginia, and to the Hawks Nest Industrial Disaster site to allow further opportunity for experiential learning and exploring the range of Appalachian themes and works. Perhaps the most stimulating part of the summer seminar will be the opportunity to interface with the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF), which will feature a stage reading of Long Time Traveling.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for School Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$99,016 (approved)
$96,804 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2012 – 9/30/2013