Month: July 2014

Dispatch from Chicago: Applying for NEH Seminars

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In the stress and haze of writing your dissertation and grading countless composition papers it can be easy to forget about the wider world. Despite all of the other work that needs to get done one thing to be aware of are the numerous opportunities that exist in terms of professionalization, networking, and research opportunities outside of our home institutions. One particular opportunity that I have been fortunate enough to take part in is the […]

Summer Reading & the First-Year English Classroom

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Lehigh Culture & Community / Teaching

Laura: Every year, the incoming first-year students have a book to read in preparation for discussion groups and related activities, all intended to create a shared experience to immediately bring the students together and make them feel part of Lehigh. These books are chosen by the Summer Reading Committee, which meets several times every Spring to read and discuss prospective texts. We start out with dozens of books, mostly selected by Allison Ragon, the Assistant […]