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NEH Summer Institute: Contemporary African American Lit

The Africana Research Center at The Pennsylvania State University has announced it will host the 2012 NEH Summer Institute for College Teachers: Contemporary African American Literature, on July 8-28, 2012. During the three-week program, teachers will engage in an intensive program of reading and discussion with leading scholars, reviewing new and recent scholarship and a variety of literary works.

Institute faculty will include Trudier Harris, Maryemma Graham, Dana Williams, Howard Rambsy, Eve Dunbar, L.H. Stallings, Evie Shockley, and Greg Carr. Participation is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Participants receive a stipend to assist in defraying the cost of travel, food, lodging, books and supplies related to the institute. Transportation to off-site program activities related to the institute will be provided as part of the grant.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2012.

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