ETBU English Professor Chosen for Seminar Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanitiesby Mike Midkiff
MARSHALL, Texas (5/17/13)- The School of Humanities of East Texas Baptist University announces that Associate Professor of English Dr. Cassie Falke has been selected to attend one of seven "Summer Seminars for College and University Teachers” that are sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. A large number apply but only a few are chosen to attend, which brings together teachers from a broad variety of institutions to work in collaboration with peers and to study with experts in various humanities disciplines.
Dr. Falke, who is also the director of ETBU’s University Scholars Program, will participate in a seminar entitled "Reassessing British Romanticism” held at the University of Nebraska. The seminar will be directed by Stephen C. Behrendt, George Holmes Distinguished University Professor of English at the University of Nebraska.
"I look forward to being able to devote myself to research for five weeks,” said Dr. Falke. "I’ll have a three million volume library and the accumulated knowledge of 15 other Romantic Period scholars to draw upon.”
Seminar participants will work on both individual and collective research and teaching projects in the area of later 18th and early 19th century British literature and culture. Dr. Falke shared, "My project focuses specifically on the relationship between reading literature and moral development, and that’s always a refreshing subject to think about if you spend your life teaching literature.
Dr. Falke will attend the "Reassessing British Romanticism” seminar July 10 through July 12.