LACEY Wash. – Stephen X. Mead, Ph.D., Saint Martin’s University professor of English, is one of a select group of faculty participants chosen by the Council of Independent Colleges and Harvard University’s Center for Hellenic Studies to participate in its upcoming Ancient Greece in the Modern Classroom seminar, “The Histories of Herodotus.”
The seminar will be July 25-31 at the center, which is in Washington, D.C. Seminar leaders are Gregory Nagy, Ph.D., the Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and a professor of comparative literature at Harvard University, and Kenneth Scott Morrell, Ph.D., associate professor of Greek and Roman studies at Rhodes College.
Designed for non-specialists, the seminars help keep time-honored classics such as the “Histories” alive and relevant, as well as enrich the general education program at the participants’ schools. When participants discuss the books and their contexts at the seminar, they develop a better grasp of the works and how they can introduce them to students more effectively, the center says.
Saint Martin’s Provost Molly E. Smith, Ph.D., a fellow professor of English who has co-taught with Mead and shares research interests with him, said, “Stephen is an avid learner and dedicated teacher; the seminar will allow him to extend his teaching in areas that will benefit our students. I look forward to learning about the seminar upon his return, in part also because I would like to encourage faculty to apply for seminars such as this in future.”
Mead, a Saint Martin’s faculty member since 1986, is a scholar in Shakespeare and early modern poetry and drama. He teaches a broad range of courses, including expository and creative writing, drama, poetry, the Great War, Shakespeare, English renaissance, medieval studies and Catholic literature.
For more information about the seminar, visit the center’s website at www.cic.edu/AncientGreece.