High-School Teachers Named To Receive N.E.H. Study Grants

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Ninety eight teachers from around the nation have been selected to receive $3,000 stipends for independent summer study under a new program sponsored by the Council for Basic Education (cbe) and funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The teachers were selected by the council from more than 1,000 applicants who submitted written proposals. cbe has a grant from the humanities endowment to select another group of 100 teachers next year. The deadline for filing is Dec. 19, 1983.

All applicants are required to have a master's degree or its equivalent; to have taught full time in grades 9-12 for at least five years; to teach at least three-fifths of a full schedule in English, foreign languages, history, or another humanities discipline; and to submit a written proposal.

Those selected as fellows for the first year of the independent-study program include:


Christina N. Adam, English and art, Oakwood School, North Hollywood, a study of the history and criticism of European art from 1880 to 1940, with an emphasis on painting and its relationship to film; Roberta A. Beatty, English, Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills, a study of the writings by and about five U.S. Presidents; John J. Craig, English and foreign language, Campbell Hall, North Hollywood, a study of the poetry of John Milton and of the critical estimates of his work; Kathleen E. Dillon, foreign language and history, Polytechnic School, Pasadena, a study of Russian history; David M. Enelow, English, The Head-Royce School, Oakland, a study of political themes in Virgil's Aeneid; Doris F. Gray, foreign language, Mt. Pleasant High School, San Jose, a study of modern Spanish culture, with an emphasis on developments since the death of Franco; Elizabeth A. Johnson, foreign language, Las Lomas High School, Walnut Creek, a study of France in the Middle Ages; Richard A. McCoun, history and philosophy, Canyon High School, Anaheim, a study of the Anglo-American concept of justice; Donald M. Nathanson, history and foreign language, Pacific Palisades High School, Pacific Palisades, a study of Cicero and Ovid; Jane C. Schaffer, English, Santana High School, Santee, a study of literary themes in the works of the Classical age of Greece and of the Neo-Classical period of England and France; Michele G. Shockey, foreign language, Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto, a study of selected French writers on political philosophy.


James P. Davidson, history, philosophy, religion, and ethics, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, a study of the religion and culture of Asia, with an emphasis on Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam; Louise F. Despres, foreign language, New Canaan High School, New Canaan, a study of the works of the French poets Rimbaud, Apollinaire, and Cesaire; Ronald P. Dufour, history, The Cheshire Academy, Cheshire, a study of American history since World War II, with an emphasis on the Cold War, politics, counter-cultures, and civil rights; Benjamin G. Foster, English, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, a study of mythology in Homer's Odyssey and in the Old Testament; Faye C. Gage, English, Darien High School, Darien, a study of African and South American literature since 1960; William J. Jacobs, history and world religions, Darien High School, Darien, a study of Western philosophical thought from Plato to Nietzsche; Ronald G. Whittle, history, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, a study of the effects of industrialization on town life in New England during the 19th century.

District of Columbia

Ann C. Coluzzi, English, art and philosophy, The Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, D.C., a study of the mythology in Japanese, Chinese, and Polynesian folklore; Caroline E. Lyke, English, Edmund Burke School, Washington, D.C., a study of contemporary American poetry.


Betty A. Brockelman, English, New Trier Township High School, Winnetka, a study of literature and art depicting the city of Chicago and of architecture in Chicago; Hans C. Dahl, English and humanities, Glenbrook South High School, Glenview, a study of the effects of the Darwinian revolution on turn-of-the-century literature, art, philosophy, and music; James C. Lalley, English and foreign language, Loyola Academy, Wilmette, a study of selected American poets from 1940-1970; Catherine A. Majdiak, foreign language, Central High School, Champaign, a study of the history, literature, and language of France during the Renaissance; John J. Newman, history, Naperville North High School, Naperville, a study of reform movements in Illinois from 1830-1860; Georgann I. Prochaska, English, Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, a study of the figure of Satan in mythology and literature; Michael P. Rafterty, English, Rich East High School, Park Forest, a study of the English novel since Austen; Mary H. Sasse, English, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale, a study of selected works of English literature, with an emphasis on writers whose main subject is human relationships; Thomas A. Smith, English, Reavis High School, Burbank, a study of the poetry of Mexico and the associated literary criticism.


Gary D. Regnerus, history, Unity Christian High School, Orange City, a study of the history and literature of 'settlement in the Great Plains from 1860-1890;


Kay P. Bushman, English, Ottawa High School, Ottawa, a study of the history of the English language, contemporary short fiction, music, and art.


Lawrence F. Rhu, English, Metairie Park Country Day School, Metairie, a study of the history and literature of the American South and of 20th-century Boston.


Franklin R. Horstman, English, Atholton High School, Columbia, a study of the spoken dialect of Somerset County, Md.; Robert B. Lasco, English and humanities, Thomas S. Wootton High School, Rockville, a study of World War I as a turning point in the cultural life of Russia and Germany; Cherie L. Miller, history, Walt Whitman High School, Bethesda, a study of Russian history as viewed through the literature of the 19th and 20th centuries; Toby Rivkin, foreign language, Roland Park Country School, Baltimore, a study of the the life and work of El Greco; Gregory A. Wood, foreign lanuage, Good Counsel High School, Wheaton, a study of the French presence in Maryland from 1755 to 1805.


Rebecca E. Carosso, English, Chelmsford High School, North Chelmsford, a study of the rhetoric of scientific and technical discourse; Madelyn J. Gonnerman, foreign language, Brookline High School, Brookline, a study of Roman art and architecture as revealed by archeological research; Elliot S. Lilien, history, Concord-Carlisle High School, Concord, a study of the relationship of music to social, political, and economic aspects of European and American culture; Meredith A. Persson, foreign language, New Bedford High School, New Bedford, a study of selected 20th-century French writers; John W. Price, English and history, a study of readings in Marx and Engels; Joyce A. Prince, foreign language, Thayer Academy, Braintree, a study of the writings of Ana Maria Matute.


Anna Marie Ferguson, English and drama, Cooley High School, Detroit, a study of the thematic relationships between novels written by black Americans and classic novels of earlier American and European periods; Elida F. Giles, history, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, a study of medieval and Renaissance architecture; Loretta M. Sharp, English, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, a study of early black and native American literature.


Elizabeth S. Keroack, English, Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School, Billerica, a study of the role of metaphor in literary criticism; William E. Schultz, English, Hastings Senior High School, Hastings, a study of the use of landscapes in 19th-century British novels.


Helen T. Nienhaus, foreign language, Bishop Du Bourg High School, St. Louis, a study of social concerns reflected in French theater since 1945; Edward A. Quigley, English, Pembroke-Country Day School, Kansas City, a study of selected plays of William Shakespeare; Lorraine G. Sheehan, English, Sunset Hill School, Kansas City, a study of the history of Lorraine as a microcosm of European history; Gregory M. Vogt, English and foreign language, Pembroke-Country Day School, Kansas City, a study of selected Mexican-American and Mexican writers of poetry and short fiction.


Donna S. Manca, foreign language, Reno High School, Reno, a study of the idea of freedom and the concept of human rights in 18th-century French literature.

New Hampshire

Douglas G. Rogers, English, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, a study of selected plays of William Shakespeare and related literary criticsm.

New Jersey

Gerald R. Dwight, English, Cherry Hill High School West, Cherry Hill, N.J., a study of the literature of Puerto Rico since World War II; Frank J. Juiliano, English, Montgomery High School, Skillman, a study of style in classical rhetoric and its implications for English composition; Joan P. Larkin, English, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, a study of the Arthurian legend, with an emphasis on the history and facts of the late Roman period in Britain; Loren E. Leek, English, Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, a study of selected modern writers of Latin America; Patricia A. Matuszewski, history, Franklin High School, Somerset, a study of the interactions between traditional Navajo culture and modern American life; Frederick M. Moore, foreign language, Summit High School, Summit, a study of Roman art and history; Peter D. Schmidt, history, Gill/St. Bernard's, Gladstone, a study of the effects of non-violent political action in America; Guy J. Tiene, English and foreign language, Nutley High School, Nutley, a study of recent developments in the scholarship of Roman civilization and Latin; Robert D. Wheeler, English, Howell High School, Farmingdale, a study of selected major works of European writers in four historical periods and a survey of Asian literature.

New Mexico

Nancy J.M. Jenkins, English and humanities, Taos High School, Taos, a study of the differing uses of mythology in the cultures of Hispanic, Native American, and Anglo ethnic groups.

New York

Vincent C. Buscareno, history, Lindenhurst Senior High School, Lindenhurst, a study of selected themes in works by Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Augustine, Aquinas, Dante, Machiavelli, and Marx; Mary M. Byrne, history, Staley Junior High School, Rome, a study of the origins and evolution of Japanese industrialization from pre-Meiji times to the present; Marguerite Collesano, history, Grover Cleveland High School, Buffalo, a study of selected aspects of the experience and influence of Italian immigrants in the United States; Michael W. DiGennaro, English, Mamaroneck High School, Mamaroneck, a study of American painting, sculpture, and architecture and their relation to American literature; Lisa Donati, foreign language, Horace Greeley High School, Chappaqua, a study of selected French and German writers of the 19th and 20th centuries; Paul E. Ferrari, English, Auburn High School, Auburn, a study of the fiction of Walker Percy; Roberta E. Fishman, English, Hauppauge High School, Hauppauge, a study of literary viewpoints on the status of American women from 1950 to 1980; Sara F. Garcia-Gomez, foreign language, Riverhead High School, Riverhead, a study of selected 20th-century Mexican writers of fiction; Kenneth C. Gutwein, history Long Beach Senior High School, Lido Beach, a study of the interaction of Christianity and pagan religions in the fourth century; Raymond Harari, history, Yeshivah of Flatbush High School, Brooklyn, a study of mythological archetypal patterns in literature; Mildred Robinson, history, Niagara Falls High School, Niagara Falls, a study of black literature and music, with an emphasis on the development and use of spoken dialect; David J. Schiller, English, Horace Mann School, Bronx, a study of the modern literature of southern African nations, with an emphasis on racial differences since the colonial era; Sr. Jeanne B. Sins, history, Immaculate Heart Central High School, a study of the history of northern New York in the American Revolution and in the War of 1812.


Fernando G. Soldevilla, foreign language, Hathaway Brown School, Shaker Heights, a study of the work of Ana Maria Matute and other Spanish women novelists of the Generation of 1945.


Miriam L. Bedein, English, Marple Newton Senior High School, Newton Square, a study of the historical background of the Bible; Doris S. Brody, foreign language, Lincoln High School, Philadelphia, a study of the effects of three recently developed advanced technologies on the culture of contemporary France; Andrew B. Crichton, English, Westtown School, Westtown, a study of the intellectual history of the Middle Ages; Heidi A. Foster, English, Springside School, Philadelphia, a study of Southern fiction from 1920 to 1945; Thomas K. Patterson, foreign language, North Hills High School, Pittsburgh, a study of contemporary French culture; Patricia G. Weber, English, Shaler Area Intermediate High School, Glenshaw, a study of selected 19th- and 20th-century European writers of fiction; Elaine Weinstone, history and art, Springside School, Philadelphia, a study of ancient and medieval architecture and of towns in England.

South Carolina

Joan P. Assey, English, Richland Northeast High School, Columbia, a study of art, music, dance, and drama in relation to rhetoric; Roland K. East, history, Berea High School, Greenville, a study of the roles of women, both black and white, in the development of Southeastern U.S.


Lore H. Hisky, history, Central High School, Memphis, a study of art and architecture in the museums and buildings of seven U.S. cities.


Elizabeth A. Kessler, English, Spring High School, Spring, a study of the influence of the baroque in colonial Mexican culture.


Jane B. Goodman, foreign language, Essex Junction Educational Center, Essex Junction, South Burlington, a study of the culture of Quebec, especially its literature, music, and folklore and its influence in the state of Vermont.


Mary J. Clement, foreign language, West Springfield High School, Springfield, a study of the myths, history, and geography found in Virgil's Aeneid; Kathryn L. Scott, foreign language, Prince George High School, Prince George, a study of the recent history of the German Democratic Republic; Nancy C. Tucker, foreign language, West Springfield High School, Springfield, a study of selected Spanish poets, novelists, and dramatists.


Linda C. Nelson, English, Shoreline Senior High School, Seattle, a study of common themes and symbols in Eastern and Western mythology; Richard F. Nichols, history, Renton High School, Renton, a study of the cultural history of the Haida Indians, a Northwestern coastal people; Scott P. Urling, history, Sumner High School, Sumner, a study of the effects of the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans on the people of Puyallup, Washington.


Ellen D. Langill, history and foreign language, University Lake School, Hartland, a study of diaries, family histories, and letters from the early decades of Wisconsin history.

Vol. 03, Issue 05

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