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FB-12626-75

Wallace P. Lagerwey
Elmhurst College (Elmhurst, IL 60126-3296)

Influences on Hans Henny Jahnn's Concept of Utopia and the Reception of L. Feuchtwanger's Work in the U.S.

To explore the literary and artistic sources which influenced Hans Henny Jahnn's concept of Utopia in the novel Ugrino and Ingrabanian. Also under investigation will be the Expressionistic painting and Baroque music which seem important to Jahnn's utopian theories. Project will also examine the reception of German exile literature in the United States. There will be an investigation of why Mann, Werfel, and Feuchtwanfer were well received and other literary notables like Brecht and H. Mann were not well received.

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,000 (approved)
$14,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1975 – 8/31/1976