Summer NEH Institute at the Folger Library in DC

The deadline for applying to the summer NEH Institute to be held at the Folger from June 13 – July 14 is March 1. It’s a great line-up of faculty at the best place in the US for Shakespeare and early modern studies. Also note that, even though it says it’s for “College and University Teachers,” grad students are eligable. The NEH pays for your travel & housing expenses.

More below

1 March 2011 is the application deadline for the Folger Institute’s
upcoming NEH summer institute:

Shakespeare: From the Globe to the Global
An NEH Summer Institute for College and University Teachers
13 June – 14 July 2011

Director Michael Neill will guide an examination of Shakespeare’s growth
from a playwright on London’s Bankside to the most significant
representative of a globalized literary culture. The focus will be on
the historical processes through which Shakespeare has been
reconstituted as England’s literary patron saint and the bard of
empire–at once the peculiar incarnation of Englishness and the most
universal of all writers.

A stellar group of visiting faculty will discuss such themes as “History
in the Globe, The Globe in History” and “Imagining Boundaries: Nation
and Plantation” before moving “Beyond the Boundaries” to “Shakespeare
in/as Empire” and “Shakespeare in the Contemporary World,” including
stage, screen, and new media.

Please note: Advanced graduate students are newly eligible to apply to
NEH Summer Institutes for College and University Teachers.

Find the syllabus, bibliographies, visiting faculty biographies, and
application materials at

Please contact us at with any questions.

Owen Williams
Assistant Director
The Folger Institute

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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