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FS-10468-76

Stanford University (Stanford, CA 94305-2004)
Ian Watt (Project Director: January 1977 to present)

The Historical and Sociological Criticism of Fiction

To examine the historical and sociological criticism of fiction. The seminar will consider how much background information is required to understand a novel whose social structure and values are so much different from ours; how do these sociological and historical differences affect the way such novels should be judged; and what contributions do various sociological theories of literature make towards the resolution of these problems.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$44,200 (approved)
$44,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 9/30/1977