The structure of the Institute reflects our extensive experience with creating programs through which teachers can experience renewed professional commitment. We have purposefully filled our schedule with a wealth of scholar-led seminars, informal discussions, films, tours, workshops, collaborative activities and structured reading, writing and research time in order to make your time with us as rich and varied as possible. Because of this, we ask that NEH Summer Scholars complete the core reading prior to arriving in Kansas. NEH Summer Scholars will be encouraged to reread and revisit the texts as time allows and also to incorporate supplemental readings as appropriate.
Daily seminar sessions, by the resident and visiting scholars, along with participant-led presentations will take place over the two-week period. The seminars will encourage close reading and will be organized around a key theme or approach to reading and/or teaching African American poetry. Each seminar will begin with a formal presentation by the scholar and will invite questions and explorations, practical and academic, and offer research and writing possibilities.
Please find below a tentative schedule of institute events for NEH Summer Scholars. All information is subject to change.
Please find below a tentative bibliography of all of the required and recommended readings for the summer institute. All information is subject to change.