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AQ-50988-14

Hampshire College (Amherst, MA 01002-3359)
Karen Koehler (Project Director, 09/13/2013 - present)

NEH Enduring Questions Course on Differing Conceptions of Art Over Time

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 amounts:
$22,000 (approved)
$22,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


FS-50261-10

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA 92617-3066)
Alexander Gelley (Project Director, 03/12/2010 - present)

Walter Benjamin's Later Writings: The Arcades Project, Commodity Culture, Historiography

A five-week seminar for sixteen college and university teachers to study Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project and its impact on technology, media, and history.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$124,703 (approved)
$124,703 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2010 – 9/30/2012


CH-50421-07

American Musicological Society (Brunswick, ME 04011-8452)
Anne Robertson (Project Director, 05/02/2006 - present)

Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century

Endowment for publication subventions and an award program in musicology as well as fund-raising costs.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Grants

Total amount offered:
$240,000

Grant period:
12/1/2005 – 7/31/2011


RA-50048-07

American Council of Learned Societies (New York, NY 10017-6706)
Saul Fisher (Project Director, 09/05/2006 - 03/09/2009)
Nicole Stahlmann (Project Director, 03/09/2009 - present)

ACLS/SSRC/NEH International and Area Studies Fellowship Program

The equivalent of four fellowships a year for three years.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$348,000 (approved)
$348,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 6/30/2011


FT-54501-06

Shaden M. Tageldin
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (Minneapolis, MN 55455-0433)

Disarming Words: European Empires, Native Intellectuals, and the Seductions of Translation in Egypt, 1798-1952

No project description available

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Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$5,000 (approved)
$5,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 8/31/2006


RA-50003-03

American Research Institute in Turkey (Philadelphia, PA 19104)
G. Kenneth Sams (Project Director, 09/05/2002 - present)

Advanced Fellowships in the Humanities for Research in Turkey

No project description available

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$193,500 (approved)
$193,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2003 – 9/30/2008


FA-36424-01

Vincent P. Pecora
University of Utah (Salt Lake City, UT 84112-9055)

Religion and Community in Modern Culture: T. S. Eliot, Georges Bataille, and Walter Benjamin

No project description available

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Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2001 – 12/31/2002


FS-23212-00

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA 92617-3066)
Alexander Gelley (Project Director, 03/01/2000 - present)

Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project, Commodity Fetishism, and the Aesthetics of the City

No project description available

Project fields:
Aesthetics

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$99,265 (approved)
$99,265 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2000 – 9/30/2001


RL-22144-94

Howard A. Eiland
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Sharon, MA 02067)

The Arcades Project of Walter Benjamin

No project description available

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Project fields:
Literary Criticism

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$70,000 (approved)
$70,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
4/1/1994 – 3/31/1996


FT-35607-91

Marcus P. Bullock
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee (Milwaukee, WI 53212-1255)

Walter Benjamin: An Intellectual Biography

No project description available

Project fields:
German Language

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$3,750 (approved)
$3,750 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1991 – 9/30/1991


FT-32404-89

Eugene J. McBride
College of Wooster (Wooster, OH 44691-2363)

Walter Benjamin's Concept of Messianic Redemption

No project description available

Project fields:
Religion, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1989 – 9/30/1989


RL-21431-89

Carrie L. Asman-Schneider
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar

Walter Benjamin's Writings on Language

No project description available

Project fields:
German Language; Philosophy, General

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Total amounts:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1989 – 11/30/1990


FS-10890-78

Edward W. Said
Columbia University (New York, NY 10027-7922)

Modern Criticism Between Culture and System

To study a group of 20th century writers in French, German, Italian and English whose work embodies a skeptical, individual and adversary critical consciousness. These writers are self-consciously situated between, on the one hand, the claims of a dominant culture (which they characterize and describe) and, on the other, the need for a systematic methodology (which they approach, but finally resist). Writers to be studied: Georg Lukacs, Antonio Gramsci, Michel Foucault, Lionel Trilling, R. P. Blackmur, Raymond Williams, Jacques Derrida, Walter Benjamin and Lucien Goldmann.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for College Teachers

Division:
Education Programs

Total amounts:
$50,580 (approved)
$50,580 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978


FT-12932-76

Irving N. Wohlfarth
University of Oregon (Eugene, OR 97403)

Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin: A Critical Relationship

To complete a book on Charles Baudelaire and Walter Benjamin. Studying Benjamin's essays on Baudelaire and analyzing Baudelairean texts in a Benjaminian perspective.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature; French Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
6/1/1976 – 7/31/1976