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Richard S. Slotkin
Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT 06459-3208)

Historical Study of Evolution of Myths and Symbolic Language in Western Movies and Relationship to Social History

To study the Western movie as a vehicle for certain cultural myths, which have origins in earlier periods of American history, and function in the present as guides to perception of social reality and social of political behavior.

Project fields:
American Studies; Film History and Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1973 – 12/31/1973