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Indiana University, Bloomington (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Peter E. Bondanella (Project Director: December 1972 to present)

The Sciences of Man and Literary Theory: Interdisciplinary Contributions to Literary Criticism

To study recent developments in literary theory and its growing relationships to the sciences of man, especially anthropology, linguistics, psychoanalysis, and sociology. An important new movement in Europe has arisen to challenge the kind of formalist criticism that is dominant in America. Major proponents of this new school are French completion of this study proposal would enable applicant to both deepen his own knowledge of the relevant branches of the social sciences upon which structuralist theory is based and to apply these new theories by teaching and research, to areas and epochs of literature usually ignored by a school which emphasizes modern literature.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1972 – 8/31/1973