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Amherst College (Amherst, MA 01002-2372)
Benjamin Demott (Project Director: September 1976 to present)

Studies in Contemporary American Literary Forms

To examine the innovative genres and the traditional forms of American literature since 1945. Such writers as Bellow, Updike, Vonnegut, Mailer, Baldwin and Sontag will figure in discussion and research. Primary emphasis\will be on problems of value arising in relatively newer modes, and on how to create and sustain a vital sense of humanistic standards in classes on recent literature. Topics will include the anti-novel, fantasy fiction, the interview, confessional poetry and the autobiographical essay.

Project fields:
American Literature

Seminars for College Teachers

Education Programs

Total amounts:
$45,000 (approved)
$45,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1976 – 8/31/1977