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Wayne D. Fields
Washington University in St. Louis (St. Louis, MO 63130-4899)

Metaphor and the Development of American Identity

To investigate how metaphors about the New World have shaped the conception and development of America. The language and images used by the explorers, Jefferson and Adams as well as Copper and Thoreau will be studied to determine how metaphors of America were used by the literary imagination.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1973 – 8/31/1973