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Professor awarded National Endowment for the Humanities grant

TAMPA, Fla. -- Marty Gould, associate professor of English at the University South Florida College of Arts and Sciences, has been awarded a $112,000 grant by the National Endowment for the Humanities to direct a four-week summer seminar for K-12 schoolteachers at the University of California, Santa Cruz in July 2014.

“Great Adaptations: Dickens in Literature and Film” will take place at the UC Santa Cruz from July 7 to Aug. 1.

The Dickens Project is an international consortium of highly prestigious research universities that supports the study and teaching of Charles Dickens. The seminar provides an opportunity for selected K-12 teachers from across the country to study new, cutting-edge theories they can use in their classrooms.

Sixteen teachers will be chosen study with Gould as NEH Summer Scholars, examining “A Christmas Carol” and “Great Expectations,” two of Dickens’s most taught and most adapted novels, along with a range of important film, television and stage adaptations.

The seminar also will be visited by three prestigious guest faculty: John Glavin of Georgetown University, Tom Leitch of the University of Delaware -- both recognized experts in the study of 19th-century literature and adaptation -- and Professor Sharon Weltman of Louisiana State University.


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Author: Gennelle Chatman