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Martha Collins
University of Massachusetts, Boston (Boston, MA 02125-3300)

The Singer and the Song: A Study of Voice and Distance in Lyric Poetry

A comprehensive study of the English and American lyric with special attention to Renaissance poetry and late nineteenth and twentieth century British poetry. Starting with a literal notion of the lyric, this study would attempt to trace and explain a movement from Renaissance directness to late eighteenth-century self-consciousness, indirection, and distance in the lyric, and ways in which Romantic and modern poets manage to both utilize and transcend these eighteenth-century traits by combining them with some of the directness of earlier poets.

Project fields:
American Literature; British Literature

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