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Kent P. Ljungquist
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (Worcester, MA 01609-2280)

"Speculative Mythology" in American Literature, 1820-1860

To analyze the influence of "speculative mythologyā€¯ both directly and indirectly through British Romantic literature, on the American Romantics. Analysis of this myth in American Romantic fiction and poetry will probably show a darker strain in American literature, a pronounced modification of the Promethean theme of the British Romantics.

Project fields:
American Literature

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Total amounts:
$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977