Past Institutes

Teaching Edgar Allan Poe (2023)

On October 20, 2023, Humanities Texas held a one-day workshop in Houston on strategies for teaching the work of Edgar Allan Poe.


The workshop provided multiple approaches for generating student interest in and understanding of the varied works of Edgar Allan Poe. Presentations focused on Poe's poetry and tales, considered his legacy and influence, and highlighted the most important takeaways for the secondary-level classroom.

Like all Humanities Texas teacher programs, the workshop emphasized close interaction with scholars, the examination of texts, and the development of effective pedagogical strategies and engaging assignments and activities.


Workshop faculty included John Gruesser (Kean University), Coleman Hutchison (The University of Texas at Austin), J. Gerald Kennedy (Louisiana State University), and Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology).

Location and Schedule

The workshop took place at The KBC in Houston. The workshop schedule is available here.


The workshop was made possible with major funding from the State of Texas with ongoing support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Questions about Teacher Institutes

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