Penn State Worthington Scranton professor receives national recognition

Dr. Éva Tettenborn, associate professor of English and program coordinator of American Studies at Penn State Worthington Scranton, has been selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar and will participate in the 2012 NEH Summer Institute "Contemporary African American Literature."


Dr. Tettenborn was selected as an NEH Summer Scholar from a national applicant pool to attend one of 20 seminars and institutes supported by the NEH. 


The three-week program will be held at Penn State's main campus in State College and will be directed by Dr. Lovalerie King, director of the Africana Research Center at Penn State.


The institute will feature lectures and seminars conducted by renowned scholars of African American literature.  The approximately 419 NEH Summer Scholars who participate in these programs of study will teach over 73,000 American students the following year.  


The Endowment is a federal agency that, each summer, supports these enrichment opportunities at colleges, universities, and cultural institutions, so that faculty can work in collaboration and study with experts in humanities disciplines.

Topics for the 20 seminars and institutes offered for college and university teachers this summer include Oscar Wilde and His Circle; French history and National Identity Since 1990; Health and Disease in the Middle Ages; World War I in the Middle East; Jane Austen and Her Contemporaries; Tudor Books and Readers; Commemoration, Empire, and the City of Rome; Liberty, Equality, and Justice in Domestic and Global Contexts; Leonardo da Vinci; Mesoamerica and the Southwest; Visual Culture of the American Civil War; American Maritime History; Roman Comedy in Performance; Contemporary African-American Literature; Knowledge Networks in the Medieval Muslim-Christian-Jewish Mediterranean; Consciousness from Buddhist and Contemporary Philosophical Perspectives; Experimental Philosophy; Asian-American Art, Research, and Teaching; The Etruscan and Early Roman City.