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Myron Simon
University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA 92617-3066)

Nationality and Ethnicity in North American Literature: A Comparison of the United States and Canadian Experiences

To study the interpretation of American literature across national boundaries in order to determine whether the literatures of the U.S. and Canada reveal any significant correspondence in their patterns of development. Specifically, to compare U.S. and Canadian writing during their respective colonial and early national periods to determine whether the effort to create a national literature that played so conspicuous a role in the U.S. was similarly evident in Canada. To describe both the similarities and the differences between these two national versions of the North American colonial experience.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 9/30/1975