Upcoming Institutes

American Literature of the 1920s

On December 13, 2018, Humanities Texas will hold a one-day workshop in Dallas on American literature of the 1920s.

Faculty and Curriculum

The workshop will provide an overview of major historical developments and cultural movements of the 1920s, including Modernism and the Harlem Renaissance. Lectures and seminars will focus on works by writers such as F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Langston Hughes, and Zora Neale Hurston. The workshop will also introduce the Close Reading Interpretive Tool, a web-based application that walks students through a systematic process of interpretation. Strategies and content will align with the secondary-level English and language arts TEKS.

Workshop faculty includes Adriane Bezusko (Texas Christian University), J. Gerald Kennedy (Louisiana State University), and James H. Cox and Jennifer Wilks of The University of Texas at Austin.

Location and Schedule

The workshop will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Old Red Museum of Dallas County History and Culture.


The workshop is open to secondary-level language arts teachers. Priority consideration will be given to early-career teachers in low-performing schools and districts.

Travel and Substitute Reimbursement and CPE Credits

The workshop is free to teachers and their schools. Humanities Texas will reimburse schools $80 for a substitute for any teacher who attends. Humanities Texas will not locate or secure substitutes; this remains the responsibility of the schools or districts. Participants will receive CPE credit and a wealth of curricular materials. CPE hours will be adjusted if a participant misses any portion of the program.

Teachers will be reimbursed for approved travel costs up to $300. Eligible expenses include mileage, lodging, air travel, airport parking, and taxi fares. Meals are not reimbursable. Reimbursement rates are set by the State of Texas. Itemized receipts are required for all costs excluding gas. Please review the Humanities Texas travel policy for program participants for more information.

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from the program. Please note that Humanities Texas’s maximum reimbursement for total travel expenses is $300, even if the participant’s actual expenses exceed $300.

How to Apply

Complete the online application. Please apply as soon as possible, as registration will occur on a rolling basis and space is limited.


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

Questions about Teacher Institutes

Call 512.440.1991 or email institutes@humanitiestexas.org.