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Robert A. Kimbrough
University of Wisconsin, Madison (Madison, WI 53715-1218)
Milton's Samson: Genre and Reader

To continue work on a manuscript which covers Milton s Samson Agonistes in an affective reading. Affective criticism approaches individual works in terms of the response of a theoretical "informed reader" with a "literary competence," which demands thorough acquaintance with relevant genres for a given work. PI approaches Samson through the specific form of Renaissance Biblical drama rather than from pre-Christian classical drama or from non-Biblical Renaissance drama.

Project fields:
British Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

$2,500 (approved)
$2,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1977 – 8/31/1977