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Susan L. Blake
Lafayette College (Easton, PA 18042-7625)

Black and White Critics on Richard Wright

To study black and white critics of literature by black writers to determine whether in fact differences of literary judgment reflect differences in racial identity, using criticism of Richard Wright as a basis for comparison. This study would explore the relative value of "knowledge about" and "acquaintance with", the relationship between literary judgments and social values, and the relationship between social values and race or culture.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978