Strong to participate in NEH-sponsored summer institute in New York

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TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- Northeastern State University English professor Dr. Melissa Strong will attend a two-week institute called “The Visual Culture of the American Civil War” this summer. The National Endowment for the Humanities sponsors the institute which will be in New York, N.Y. at the Graduate Center at the City University of New York.
 
Strong teaches courses in American literature and women’s literature at NSU, including a class called “The Civil War in Fact and Fiction” which addresses responses to and representations of the war from the 1860s to the present. Both Strong’s teaching and research make connections between visual and written forms of expression.
 
She will attend “The Visual Culture of the American Civil War” institute July 7-18. This program will assess how visual media, including the fine arts and photography, impact the recording and the understanding of the Civil War on both sides of the conflict.
 
Institute members will participate in seminars led by noted historians, art historians and archivists; take part in hands-on sessions in museums and archives; and attend new media lab workshops.  Institute activities will assist in developing approaches that use visual evidence to enhance participants’ teaching and research.
 
For further information, contact Strong at strong01@nsuok.edu.

Published: 5/20/2014 2:19:59 PM

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