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Jeff T. Titon
Tufts University (Medford, MA 02155-5818)

A Performance Model for the Improvisatory Preaching of Reverend C.L. Franklin

To spend six months with a folk preacher the Rev. C.L. Franklin, and his congregation in Detroit studying the folk sermon, an improvised performance based upon one or two verses from the Bible. PI hopes to derive a theory which will be a model capable of using sermon elements to produce sermons by studying the text, tune, and performance contexts of Rev. Franklin's sermons.

Project fields:
Ethnomusicology; Folklore and Folklife

Fellowships for University Teachers

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$16,000 (approved)
$16,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 11/30/1977