News | 31 August 2015

Dickens Project Receives NEH Grant for Public Outreach to Schoolteachers


cropped-anna-dickensThe Dickens Project at UC Santa Cruz has received a $119,417 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for a four-week NEH Summer Seminar that will be held on campus in 2016.

Designed for middle and high school teachers, the “Charles Dickens: Hard Times and A Tale of Two Cities” seminar will critically explore two of the famed author’s most frequently taught novels.

These books are often discussed in the classroom because they are deeply engaged with political and social issues that are as relevant today as they were for Dickens in his own time–focusing on such topics as education, labor reform, law, social revolution, and terrorism.

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