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English Teacher Accepted to NEH Summer Institute

English Literature Master Teacher Lisa Kenna has been accepted to the National Endowment for the Humanities 2021 Summer Institute on Melville’s “Moby-Dick and the World of Whaling in the Digital Age.” 

The institute, which will take place from June 21-July 9, gives participants the chance to explore the art and contexts of Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, as well as the best ways to interpret this classic work for students today. The NEH states that, “The Institute raises important questions about the quest for collective meaning-making that apply to the multiple engagements of learning as we consider together how Melville crafted an epic that resonates richly with readers two hundred years after his birth.” 

Mrs. Kenna is no stranger to NEH summer seminars, having been selected as one of sixteen participants for a 2014 NEH Summer Seminar Scholar program entitled "Dante’s Inferno: Influence, Adaptation, and Appropriation." She is greatly looking forward to this new opportunity for professional development. “I am so excited,” she says.  “As a New Englander, the study of Moby-Dick will be so important for me.”
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