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Hampshire College (Amherst, MA 01002-3359)
Karen R. Koehler
AQ-50988-14
NEH Enduring Questions Course on Differing Conceptions of Art Over Time

To support: The development of a course for third-semester students on differing conceptions of art from prehistoric times through the present day.

The development of a course for third-semester students on differing conceptions of "art" from prehistoric times through the present day. Drawing from selected texts in philosophy and literature, as well as examples in music, film, architecture, performance, and design, the class on the question, What is art? examines whether art is fundamental to the human psyche or vital to the look of the world we live in. In the first of five sections, Origins, students consider the urge to produce art. They view Werner Herzog's film Cave of Forgotten Dreams, which explores the earliest cave paintings though the lens of contemporary desires, and compare early fertility figures with contemporary performance art. This section concludes with essays on critical theory by Martin Heidegger and Theodor Adorno. In the second section, Authenticity, students discuss essays by Walter Benjamin and Jonathon Keats while investigating the stylistic effects and legal ramifications of appropriation in the work of visual artists Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, and Shepard Fairey. Shakespeare's King Lear is paired with film adaptations by Andrew McCullough, Jean Luc-Goddard, and Akira Kurosawa as encouragement to consider how cultural differences are expressed in the act of dramatization. The third unit, Spirituality and the Transcendent, focuses on the ideas of eighteenth-century aesthetic philosophers Kant, Burke, and Goethe, and the poetry and pictures of William Blake, Francisco Goya, and William Wordsworth. The fourth unit, Mimesis, explores the relationship between real life and representation in readings from Plato, Susan Sontag, and Jacques Lacan and portraits ranging from Roman busts to Leonardo, Picasso, and Arbus. Participants also read Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray and James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. The final unit, Commitment, explores the socio-political dimensions of art with selections from Diderot and Marx, as well as Tolstoy's treatise "What is Art?" and Sartre's "What is Literature?" Examples of political art include the paintings of Jacques Louis David, Russian revolutionary cinema, and two polemical novels, William Morris's News from Nowhere and Emile Zola's The Masterpiece. Arthur Danto's After the End of Art and Hans Belting's Likeness and Presence: A History of the Image Before the Era of Art are used to open up a dialogue on artistic production and intention. The course concludes with an analysis of two films: Exit Through the Gift Shop, a study of the elusive artist Banksy, and Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, a documentary on the Chinese political dissident and experimental performance artist.

Project fields: Art History and Criticism
Program: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $22,000
Grant period: 5/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

The Regents of The University of California (Irvine, CA 92697-7600)
James Owen Weatherall
AQ-51039-14
NEH Enduring Questions Course on Conceptions of Time in Physics, Philosophy, Fiction, and Film

To support: The development of an undergraduate seminar on conceptions of time in physics, philosophy, fiction, and film.

The development of an undergraduate seminar on conceptions of time in physics, philosophy, fiction, and film. James Weatherall, assistant professor of philosophy at the University of California, Irvine, develops a course to consider What is time? from the perspectives of physics, philosophy, fiction, and film. As its title suggests, this course approaches the question of time as a humanistic inquiry, surveying traditional Chinese philosophy, Abrahamic theology, Ancient Greek philosophy, Kantian and modern philosophy, historical and current physics, and the modern novel. The goal of the course is twofold: to engage students in multiple perspectives on the human conception of time, and to highlight for them critical tensions between the representation of time in the physical sciences and in literature and the arts. The course is divided into two parts. The first part investigates the physics and metaphysics of time; students read selections from Plato's Timaeus, Aristotle's Physics, Augustine's Confessions, Newton's Scholium on Time and Space, Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and Einstein's Theory of Relativity. In addition, discussion of early Taoist and Zen Buddhist writings on time are paired with the screening of the film Groundhog Day. The second part of the course explores the depiction of time as a subjective experience in fiction, film, and psychology. Readings include James Joyce's Ulysses; excerpts from Thomas Mann's The Magic Mountain; Virginia Woolf's To the Lighthouse; Thomas Pynchon's The Crying of Lot 49; Vladimir Nabokov's Ada, or Ardor; and Ernst Pöppel's Mindworks. Students write two essays for the course and participate in a weekly online discussion board. The project director interviews students after the first iteration and revises the course based on their feedback.

Project fields: Philosophy of Science
Program: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $21,991
Grant period: 7/1/2014 – 6/30/2017

University of Nebraska, Board of Regents (Lincoln, NE 68588-0430)
Brett Barney
HG-50047-13
Diachronic Markup and Presentation Practices for Text Editions in Digital Research Environments

To support: Using three case studies -- the Walt Whitman Archive; an edition of James Joyce's Ulysses; and an edition of J.W. Goethe's Faust -- the proposed project will experiment with methods of advanced TEI markup, create methods for detailed scholarly queries currently unavailable, and develop user interfaces to best display the variants exposed through diachronic markup. The German partner, the University of Frankfurt, is requesting 139,634€ from DFG.

The project is situated in the Digital Humanities area of literary criticism and textual scholarship, in particular the analysis of literary works in diachronic depth, that is: under perspectives of the genesis of their texts. Here, only the digital medium allows substantial future research and education in literary studies. In this context, the project addresses three major desiderata: 1. testing, improving, and making usable diachronic markup, that is the digital representation of document sources (based on TEI), 2. tools to operate on this data under the light of research requirements, and 3. means to publish and visualize the results of these operations. The project promises to develop and publish such tools and to provide best practices for a wide range of use cases. It does so by bringing together three leading projects in digital literary studies, covering different eras of German, US, and British literature: J.W. Goethe, Walt Whitman, and James Joyce.

Project fields: Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Program: NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program
Division: Digital Humanities
Total amount awarded: $165,005
Grant period: 1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015

Brown University (Providence, RI 02912-0001)
Robert Scholes
PW-50516-10
The Modernist Journals Project: The Crisis, The Egoist, The Little Review, Others

To support: Incorporating four early 20th-century American and British periodicals, "The Crisis," "The Egoist" (including its predecessors, "The Freewoman" and "The New Freewoman"), "The Little Review," and "Others," into a digital archive of modernist journals.

Project fields: Literature, General
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $144,801
Grant period: 7/1/2010 – 6/30/2011

University of Richmond (Richmond, VA 23173-0001)
Jessie Fillerup
AQ-50254-10
NEH Enduring Questions Course on "What is Time?"

To support: The development of an undergraduate course that explores concepts of time through music and literature.

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Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $24,978
Grant period: 6/1/2010 – 12/31/2012

Pomona College (Claremont, CA 91711-4434)
Kevin J. H. Dettmar (project director)
Paul K. Saint-Amour (co-project director)
FS-50257-10
James Joyce's "Ulysses": Text and Contexts

To support: A six-week seminar in Ireland for sixteen college and university faculty on the development, contexts, and reception of James Joyce's masterwork, Ulysses.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for College Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $156,734
Grant period: 10/1/2010 – 9/30/2012

University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
Joan Sibley
PW-50349-09
Cataloging the Morris Ernst Collection

To support: The arrangement and description and the creation of finding aids for 275 linear feet of the papers of American attorney and civil liberties advocate Morris Leopold Ernst (1888-1976).

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Project fields: American Studies
Program: Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $196,137
Grant period: 9/1/2009 – 8/31/2012

University of Tulsa (Tulsa, OK 74104-9700)
I. Marc Carlson
PG-50328-08
McFarlin Library Special Collections Preservation Assessment

To support: A preservation assessment of books, manuscripts, periodicals, maps, and posters in the special collections of McFarlin Library. Collection strengths include archival materials on literary authors, such as James Joyce, V.S. Naipaul, Rebecca West, and F. Scott Fitzgerald; historical resources on Oklahoma and Tulsa; and modernist literature of the early 20th century.

Project fields: Archival Management and Conservation
Program: Preservation Assistance Grants
Division: Preservation and Access
Total amount awarded: $4,500
Grant period: 1/1/2008 – 6/30/2009

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (Carbondale, IL 62901)
Kevin J. H. Dettmar
FS-50119-06
James Joyce’s ULYSSES: Texts and Contexts

To support: A six-week seminar for fifteen college and university faculty on James Joyce's ULYSSES and its multiple contexts, to be held in Dublin, Ireland.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for College Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $118,892
Grant period: 10/1/2006 – 9/30/2007

Connecticut College (New London, CT 06320-4150)
John Swan Gordon
FV-50083-05
Introducing James Joyce

To support: A six-week seminar for fifteen school teachers to examine the works of James Joyce.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for School Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $101,241
Grant period: 10/1/2005 – 9/30/2006

Marilynn J. Richtarik
Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA 30303-2538)
FA-37647-03
Stewart Parker: Belfast Playwright

No statement available.

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Project fields: British Literature
Program: Fellowships for University Teachers
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $40,000
Grant period: 6/1/2003 – 5/31/2004

Patrick Collier
Ball State University (Muncie, IN 47306-1022)
FT-51700-03
Newspapers at Modernism's Great Divide

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $5,000
Grant period: 6/1/2003 – 7/31/2003

Adam J. Pesapane
University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22904-4195)
FI-27277-94
James Joyce and William Blake: Opposition is True Friendship

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $2,500
Grant period: 6/1/1994 – 8/31/1994

Joseph P. Kelly
College of Charleston (Charleston, SC 29424-0001)
FT-38903-93
James Joyce's Literary Reputation and the History of DUBLINERS

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $4,750
Grant period: 5/1/1993 – 9/30/1993

Charles R. Rossman
University of Texas, Austin (Austin, TX 78712)
FE-26671-92
Sealed Papers and Letters of James Joyce

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Travel to Collections - 11/85 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $750
Grant period: 12/1/1991 – 11/30/1992

Michael T. Goode
Princeton University (Princeton, NJ 08544-2001)
FI-24954-92
DUBLINERS Annotated: A Student Guide to the Short Fiction of James Joyce

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $2,400
Grant period: 6/1/1992 – 8/31/1992

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Michael A. Seidel
FS-22419-91
Narrative Theory and Narrative Practice: Reading, Interpreting, and Teaching James Joyce's ULYSSES

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for College Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $76,125
Grant period: 10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992

Myra T. Russel
Iona College (New Rochelle, NY 10801-1890)
FE-24361-90
James Joyce's Poetry and the Songs of Molyneux Palmer

No statement available.

Project fields: Music History and Criticism
Program: Travel to Collections - 11/85 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $750
Grant period: 12/1/1989 – 5/31/1990

William F. Bradley
Secondary School
FI-23503-90
James Joyce and Authority

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $1,800
Grant period: 6/1/1990 – 8/31/1990

Jennifer L. Hanson
Secondary School
FI-23786-90
A Profile in Song: Music in the Work of James Joyce

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $1,800
Grant period: 6/1/1990 – 8/31/1990

Robert Bell
Williams College (Williamstown, MA 01267-2600)
FB-26440-89
The Comic and the Serious in James Joyce's ULYSSES

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $27,500
Grant period: 1/1/1989 – 12/31/1989

Susan S. Brown
Manatee Community College (Bradenton, FL 34207-3522)
FT-30443-88
James Joyce's Modernist Aesthetic: The Marriage of Physics and Form

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $3,500
Grant period: 5/1/1988 – 9/30/1988

Christine Froula
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL 60208-0001)
FT-31343-88
James Joyce and Virginia Woolf: Gender, Culture, and Literary Authority

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $3,500
Grant period: 5/1/1988 – 9/30/1988

Columbia University (New York, NY 10027)
Michael A. Seidel
FS-21716-87
The Major Works of James Joyce: Perspectives on a Narrative Career

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Seminars for College Teachers
Division: Education Programs
Total amount awarded: $66,396
Grant period: 10/1/1986 – 9/30/1987

Gavin T. Colvert
Santa Clara University (Santa Clara, CA 95053-0001)
FI-20077-86
The Influence of Thomism on the Work of James Joyce

No statement available.

Project fields: Aesthetics
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $2,200
Grant period: 6/1/1986 – 8/31/1986

John C. Bormanis
University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ 85721-0001)
FI-20081-86
Biblical Allusions to the Father-Son Relationship in James Joyce's ULYSSES

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/86 thru 02/95
Division: Fellowships and Seminars
Total amount awarded: $2,200
Grant period: 6/1/1986 – 8/31/1986

Robert D. Newman
Texas A & M University, College Station (College Station, TX 77843-0001)
FT-27723-86
James Joyce and the Hermetic Tradition

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Summer Stipends
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $3,000
Grant period: 5/1/1986 – 9/30/1986

Michael Patrick Gillespie
Marquette University (Milwaukee, WI 53233)
FA-23704-84
What We Learn about the Work of James Joyce by Studying his Annotations in the Books of his Personal Library

No statement available.

Project fields: American Literature
Program: Fellowships for University Teachers
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $21,322
Grant period: 8/15/1984 – 8/14/1985

Raina E. Brubaker
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
GY-21188-84
The Growth of the Artist: Wordsworth and Joyce

No statement available.

Project fields: British Literature
Program: Younger Scholars - 02/76 thru 02/85
Division: Public Programs
Total amount awarded: $2,200
Grant period: 6/1/1984 – 8/31/1984

William A. Johnsen
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar
RY-20064-84
James Joyce's Early Fiction, The Futility of Modernization, and the Redefining of the Modern Tradition

No statement available.

Project fields: Literary Criticism
Program: Travel to Collections - 11/83 thru 05/85
Division: Research Programs
Total amount awarded: $500
Grant period: 2/1/1984 – 3/31/1984

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