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Barbara F. Fass
CUNY Research Foundation, Queens College (Flushing, NY 11367-1597)

The Paradox of Conscience: The Literary Treatment of Individual Conscience and Civil Disobedience

To carry out research towards a book enlarging upon the theme of conscience and civil disobedience in literature. Study will focus upon the paradox of conscience, the frequent conflict between the social dimension and the intensely personal nature of the individual conscience. This paradox is related to one of the most vital, ongoing problems of American history: the maintenance of social stability in a country founded on revolution and revolutionary theory.

Project fields:
Literature, General

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974