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 November 11, 2015

Approval of NEH Grant Continues Work of Professor Emeritus Russell Peck

Russell PeckProfessor Emeritus of English and John H. Deane Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and Poetry Russell Peck has been awarded a new Scholarly Editions grant for the Middle English Text Series.

Peck’s commitment to making medieval studies and texts available to a wide range of students led to his directing a series of National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) seminars during the 1980s and 1990s and, beginning in 1990, to his directing the Medieval English Text Series (METS). Supported by a succession of NEH grants and published for the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages (TEAMS), METS is an extensive editing project dedicated to making a range of medieval writing accessible to scholars, teachers, and students. Whether taught alone or alongside more readily available canonical texts, METS print and electronic editions enrich the educational possibilities of medieval classrooms and expand their cultural and literary analyses.