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Thadious M. Davis
Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN 37240-0001)

The Black Experience in the Mississippi of William Faulkner and Richard Wright

To study the black Southern experience as presented by two Mississippi writers, Faulkner and Richard Wright. PI would compare the literary treatments of the two and would relate their treatments to socio-historical studies of the black experience in Mississippi. Pi's prime objective is to ascertain the way and degree in which specific cultural perspectives and affiliations shape and determine the raw materials of their fiction. Both authors appear to understand and to react to the black man as a vital part of the South and as indigenous to their creative imaginations.

Project fields:
History, General; Sociology

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

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

Grant period:
9/1/1977 – 5/31/1978