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William M. Byrd
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)

Images of 18th Century London

To research and write a book entitled Artifacts of Urbanity: Images of London in the 18th Century which will explore the recurring metaphors for London, e.g. the beehive, the human body, found in major writers of the period, such as Mandeville, Defoe, Pope, Johnson, Blake,and Wordsworth. Also, material from journalism and social history will be incorporated into the study. The aim is to analyze the most important of these urban metaphors, and secondarily to offer an account of how metaphor functions in literature.

Project fields:
British History; Urban History

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975