2009 Summer Institute


Arthur Vining Davis Foundation and the Center for the Liberal Arts are pleased to offer a 2009 SUMMER SESSION OFFERING for Virginia Teachers.

Limited to 15 Participants.


Africa in Literature, from Colonial to Post-Colonial

June 21-27, 2009 at the University of Virginia , Charlottesville , VA

Instructor: Professor Stephen Arata, University of Virginia
Room, board, books all free for participating high school teachers
1 graduate credit available for participants; stipends available to offset tuition cost
Brief application indicating high school position, interest, education, and (for stipend) financial need required.
Supported with a grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Associations, and the Office of the Vice President and Provost, University of Virginia

This one-week residential seminar for high school teachers will offer in-depth examination of, and resources relating to, three of the twentieth century’s most important literary presentations of Africa in the English language: Joseph Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness,” Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart , and Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman. The focus will be on the relation between the literary depiction of Africans and their culture, on the one hand, and the historical contexts associated both with the cultures depicted in the books and with the authors’ engagement with their readers. Classes will meet in the morning; afternoons available for research and study. For additional information please contact Donna Prudlo, at the Center for the Liberal Arts, University of Virginia , 434-982-5205 or centerfortheliberalarts@virginia.edu

Tuition and Compresensive fee for 1 Gradeuate Credit -UVA In-State: $576
Tuition and Compresensive fee for 1 Graduate Credit – Out of State: $973

APPLICATION INFORMATION – PLEASE SEND A SEPARATE SHEET WITH THE INFORMATION LISTED BELOW TO

CENTER FOR THE LIBERAL ARTS
BOX 400762
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA 22904

OR fax – 434-924-6271

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