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Langdon Elsbree
Claremont McKenna College (Claremont, CA 91711-5929)

Archetypel Actions in English and American Literature

To study narratives in English and American literature as kinds of analogues to rituals deeply rooted in our lives. Stories fall into a few distinct types of archetypel actions, each having its own rhythm and motifs. These actions are limited in number and very roughly approximate events, moments, or phases in our lives. These archetypel actions include (1) establishing a home; (2) engaging in a contest; (3) taking a journey; (4) enduring suffering; (5) pursuing consummation

Project fields:
American Literature; British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

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

Grant period:
7/1/1975 – 9/30/1975