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Hugh Witemeyer
University of New Mexico (Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001)

George Eliot and the Visual Arts

To examine the use of the visual arts to set scenes, describe characters and develop themes in the art-fiction of novelist George Eliot. Grantee's study will include a statement on methods, continue with a biographical chapter, a description of Eliot's tastes, and an account of the role of pictorialism in her aesthetic theory, concluding with chapters on specific novels and specific kinds of painting and a discussion of literary illustrations. Grantee believes the book would make contributions both to George Eliot criticism and to the study of the sister arts in general.

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism; British Literature

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Total amounts:
$19,640 (approved)
$19,640 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/1976 – 8/31/1977