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FB-12934-76

Mary D. Farnham
Albertus Magnus College (New Haven, CT 06511-1224)

Toward an American Epic: 1785-1855

To research the quest for an American Epic, beginning with a working definition of epic with its generic traditional, and choric overtones. Epic themes will be discussed, i.e. cooper - wilderness, Hawthorne - Puritan past, Melville -Young America.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$14,500 (approved)
$14,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 6/30/1977