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Arnold Krupat
Sarah Lawrence College (Bronxville, NY 10708-5999)
"That the People Might Live": A Theory of Native American Elegiac Expression

This book project examines Native American traditional oral performances and Native American writing about grief and loss. It proposes that to a very great extent, loss both in traditional and modern Native communities was experienced not only personally but collectively--nationally or tribally--and that mourning and condolence were oriented toward revitalizing the life of the People, that the People might live.

Project fields:
American Literature

Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Research Programs

$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2010 – 4/30/2011