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Daryl C. Dance
University of Richmond (Richmond, VA 23173-0001)

A Study of Wit and Humor in Black American Literature and a Collection on Black Folk Tales from Virginia

To study the wit and humor in Black American Folklore. To make a collection of Black Folktales prevalent in Virginia. To trace the development of humor in recorded Black literature from slave narrative through the modern period assessing the influence of folk materials on the later works.

Project fields:
American Literature

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Fellowships and Seminars

Total amounts:
$11,250 (approved)
$11,250 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1974 – 8/31/1975