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FA-10245-70

University of California, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA 90095-9000)
Arnold Band (Project Director: July 1970 to present)

Comic Heroes

A study of comedy in terms of individual comic hero, rather than types, and their relationship to specific realities of the play or novel. As a major mode of expression in modern literature, comedy provides insights into modern American culture. ABSTRACT: Fellow to analyze comedy in terms of individual comic hero rather than traditional emphasis on society or typologies. Study of specific comic heroes as individuals, not types, and their relationship to specific realities of play or novel will serve as useful method for understanding dynamics of each work and as basis for comparing comic creations. Fellows particularly suited for task-competence in Greek, Latin; excellent French and Hebrew; functional German; dissertation on Aristophanes; has published outstanding study of fiction of Israeli Nobel Laureate S.Y. Agnon. Helped establish new Comparative Literature program at UCLA. Comedy major mode of expression in modern literature; as such should be understood for insights into modern American culture. Funds for travel and liveing expenses.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$13,425 (approved)
$13,425 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1970 – 6/30/1971