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FT-11996-74

Dennis A. Berthold
Texas A & M University, College Station (College Station, TX 77843-0001)

The Concept of the Picturesque in American Literature, 1830-1860: A Study in a New England Iconography

To demonstrate and assess the importance of the the picturesque ideal during the American Renaissance, primarily in terms of the symbolism and imagery employed by writers like Hawthorne, Melville, and Emerson, but also in terms of the aesthetic standards of art cirtics, architects, and painters.

Project fields:
American Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974