campus partner(s)

United States Military Academy at West Point






Special Project

award date


project director

Elizabeth Samet

Grant Summary

$50,000 over 12 months to implement “Shakespeare And,” a multidisciplinary initiative to promote Shakespeare education for military professionals. The anchor of this program is the introductory literature course in which students study and write about Shakespearean drama, engage in an improv workshop, and memorize and perform a speech or scene. In addition to the traditional curricular components, West Point will also host rotating partnerships with other academic departments so that faculty from the partnered departments will join together in a seminar devoted to examining the relationship between the humanities and sciences through the lens of Shakespeare and other writers.