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Kean University (Union, NJ 07083-7133)
John C. Gruesser (Project Director: December 2014 to present)
Hanna Wallinger (Co Project Director: January 2015 to present)

An Edition of the Novels of African-American Author Sutton Griggs (1872-1933)

Preparation for print and electronic publication of The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist by American novelist Sutton Griggs (1872-1933). (15 months)

The scholarly edition of The Hindered Hand: Or, The Reign of the Repressionist, which is under contract, will be the first installment of a larger project that will result in uniform editions of all five of Sutton Griggs's novels to be published by West Virginia University Press in its highly regarded Regenerations: African American Literature and Culture series. It will be prepared in accordance with the best practices recommended by the Modern Language Association. Between 9/1/2015 and 12/31/2016, Project Director John Gruesser of Kean University and Collaborator Hanna Wallinger of the University of Salzburg, each of whom has written extensively on Griggs and his era, will conduct focused on-site research on Griggs, write a Critical Introduction, annotate an accurate text of the novel, create accurate texts of supplementary historical, literary, and biographical materials, and produce publicity materials for the volume.

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Project fields:
American Literature

Scholarly Editions and Translations

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$60,901 (approved)
$60,901 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2015 – 12/31/2016