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English Professor awarded $94,000 NEH grant

TAMPA, Fla. -- English Professor Marty Gould has been awarded a $94,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to host a summer seminar for schoolteachers. The three-week seminar will be held at the University of California, Santa Cruz in July 2019.

The seminar, titled "Reimagining ‘Jane Eyre and Great Expectations’: Teaching Literature Through Adaptations," will be hosted by the Dickens Project, an international research consortium dedicated to the study of the life, work and times of Charles Dickens.

Sixteen teachers from across the country will be selected to participate in the seminar, which will explore ways K-12 teachers can use literary adaptations to connect the study of literature with the development of students’ core skills – including critical reading, analytical reasoning, argumentative writing and creative production.

Dr. Gould is a long-time affiliate of the Dickens Project and a veteran of the NEH summer seminar program: this will be the fourth NEH seminar he has been invited to direct.

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