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FA-252575-17

Michael Saman
Unaffiliated Independent Scholar (Asheville, NC 28803-2218)
Classical German Thought in W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk

A book-length study of German intellectual influences in W.E.B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk.

W.E.B. Du Bois stands as one of the most important American intellectuals of the 20th century, yet his literary frame of reference, his modes of sociological and historical analysis, and his principles of political activism are not limited to English-speaking traditions, but are founded in significant part on ideas of German thinkers of the 18th and 19th centuries. These paradigms provided him an intellectual vantage point outside of American conventions of racial bias, and afforded him the critical distance to think in an original, methodical, and farsighted way about concrete steps toward social change. My book project is a detailed and innovative study of The Souls of Black Folk (1903), using interconnecting readings of selected chapters to bring forth Du Bois’s conceptual and intertextual dialogue with Herder, Goethe, Schiller, Wagner, and Hegel. Without this dimension, our understanding of Du Bois’s social thought and literary practice remains incomplete.

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Project fields:
African American Studies; Comparative Literature; Intellectual History

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2017 – 8/31/2018


RQ-230265-15

Trustees of Indiana University, Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46202-3288)
Martin A. Coleman (Project Director: December 2014 to present)
The Works of George Santayana

Preparation for print and digital publication of American philosopher George Santayana’s Three Philosophical Poets (Volume 8), Winds of Doctrine (Volume 9), Scepticism and Animal Faith (Volume 8), and to begin work on Realms of Being (Volume 16). (36 months)

The Works of George Santayana consists of unmodernized, critical editions of philosopher George Santayana's (1863-1952) published and unpublished writings. The goal of the editors is to produce texts that accurately represent Santayana's final intentions regarding his works, and to record all evidence (in the textual apparatus listing variants and emendations) on which editorial decisions have been based. The Works of George Santayana is projected to consist of 37 books published in 20 volumes. The proposed project is to publish Volume VIII, Three Philosophical Poets; Volume IX, Winds of Doctrine; and Volume XIII, Scepticism and Animal Faith; and begin preparatory editorial work on Volume XVI, Realms of Being. The Works of George Santayana is published by The MIT Press (Cambridge, Massachusetts, and London, England).

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Project fields:
Philosophy, General

Program:
Scholarly Editions and Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$248,623 (approved)
$242,996 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/2015 – 9/30/2019


AQ-50988-14

Trustees of Hampshire College (Amherst, MA 01002-3359)
Karen R. Koehler (Project Director: September 2013 to June 2016)
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

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

Grant period:
5/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


HG-50047-13

University of Nebraska (Lincoln, NE 68503-2427)
Malte Rehbein (Project Director: October 2012 to May 2013)
Brett Barney (Project Director: May 2013 to April 2016)
Diachronic Markup and Presentation Practices for Text Editions in Digital Research Environments

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.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
NEH/DFG Bilateral Digital Humanities Program

Division:
Digital Humanities

Totals:
$165,005 (approved)
$165,001 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2014 – 12/31/2015


AQ-50660-12

New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Martha Dana Rust (Project Director: September 2011 to March 2017)
NEH Enduring Questions Course on "What Is Memory?"

The development of an undergraduate honors seminar on the question, What is memory?

Martha Rust, an associate professor of English with a specialty in medieval literature and a background in nursing, and Suzanne England, a professor of social work with an interest in gerontology, develop a course on memory as a source "from which we draw both in acting as morally astute agents in the present and in envisioning new possibilities for the future." In approaching the subject, the course addresses such subsidiary questions and issues as, Where does memory exist in the brain, and what are its connections with sensory organs? Why do our memories change, and how accurate are they? What is the connection between memory and the self-and with language and story-telling? Can a preoccupation with memories forestall beneficial growth and change? and What events are best forgotten and how do we go about forgetting them? The course is divided into six units, the first three on memory in its "untrained and personal states" and the last three on the "training of memory, its uses and abuses." The first unit approaches childhood memories through readings in Augustine's Confessions, Eric Kandel's In Search of Memory: The Emergence of a New Science of Mind, and Tolstoy's The Death of Ivan Ilyich. The second unit, on the idea of memory, draws on David Bloch, Aristotle on Memory and Recollection; Henri Bergson, Matter and Memory; Sigmund Freud, "Screen Memories"; John Locke, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding; Plato, Theaetetus; William Wordsworth, "Tintern Abbey"; and W.G. Sebald, Vertigo. In the third section, on the science of memory, the class reads more from Kandel's book, studies Jamie Ward's The Student's Guide to Cognitive Neuroscience, and views Akira Kurosawa's film Rashomon. The fourth unit, on memory in art, draws on additional chapters from Augustine, Borges's "Funes the Memorious," Thomas Bradwardine's "On Acquiring a Trained Memory," and A. R. Luria's The Mind of a Mnemonist: A Little Book about a Vast Memory. The fifth section, on cultural memory, includes Italo Calvino's "World Memory," Primo Levi's The Drowned and the Saved, and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. In the final unit, on forgetting, the class utilizes Janna Quitney Anderson, "Does Google Make Us Stupid?"; Alice Munro, "The Bear Came Over the Mountain"; and Sarah Polley's film version of Munro's story. Professors Rust and England draw on the materials in the course bibliography to grow intellectually in such areas as cultural memory studies and the practice of memory in a variety of time periods; in addition, Professor England benefits from Professor Rust's nursing background and knowledge of cognitive neuroscience and Professor Rust benefits from Professor England's scholarly expertise. The course includes a website and an electronic discussion board to foster intellectual community.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Enduring Questions: Pilot Course Grants

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$25,000 (approved)
$24,744 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2012 – 8/31/2016


FB-55415-11

John B. Foster, Jr
George Mason University (Fairfax, VA 22030-4444)
Transnational Tolstoy: Between the West and the World

Drawing on recent initiatives in comparative literature, "Transnational Tolstoy" aims to relate this major novelist in important new ways to fiction from Western Europe and around the world. Emphasis falls on Tolstoy's work with greatest international relevance, War and Peace, Anna Karenina, and the posthumous Hadji Murad. Despite Russian nationalism or Soviet cultural policy, these books engage in illuminating cross-border dialogues with writers from Goethe and Stendhal to Mahfouz and Rushdie. In eleven case studies of a larger process, the book seeks to enlarge appreciation of Tolstoy's role and significance as a novelist and to promote transnational approaches to writers of his stature. Topics include anti-Western stereotyping, the psychology of vengeance, critiques of Bonapartism, global consciousness in literature, and the transformations of fictional realism. Since drafts of most chapters already exist, the fellowship year will be devoted to producing a polished, readable whole.

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Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2012 – 12/31/2012


FA-55413-10

Thomas C. Willette
Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1382)
The "Life of Benvenuto Cellini": Art, Freemasonry, and Clandestine Publishing in the 18th Century

The Life of Benvenuto Cellini is essential reading for students of Italian culture of the 16th century, yet the book was scarcely known before the 18th. My project is the first comprehensive study of how the Life came to be written, how it was published, and what it meant to its first readers. Evidence of reception, in manuscript and in print, sheds light on the changing status of literary autobiography between Cellini's time and 1730 when the text was published. My account of its editing and clandestine printing offers rare documentation of how publishers at the time sought to avoid outright prohibition of potentially offensive books. The embrace of Cellini by Freemasons explains why the text was soon translated into English and French, and why Goethe created a version in German. Its reception as Enlightenment literature suggests that readers envisioned the Renaissance court artist as a craftsman-hero and exemplar of natural merit striving against conventional privilege.

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$50,400 (approved)
$50,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/2010 – 12/31/2010


FT-55804-08

Thomas Adam
University of Texas, Arlington (Arlington, TX 76019-9800)
Selected and Annotated Edition of the German Diaries of George and Anna Ticknor

Since the early 1960s, historians of German-American relations have repeatedly suggested that an edition of George Ticknor's German travel diaries would contribute significantly to a better understanding of both German and American history in the first half of the nineteenth century. Ticknor's descriptions of German society and culture and of Saxony's royal court in Dresden in particular are unique in their density and quality. The publication of selected parts of Ticknor's diaries provides a rare perspective of an informed outsider on German history. For German historians, such a text (which is virtually unknown to German historians of that time period because of the inacessibility of these diaries) has the potential to destroy long held convictions about early-nineteenth-century life in Germany. At the same time, this text also gives us some astonishing insights into the self-definition of Americans such as Ticknor during the 1820s and 1830s and the creation of an American identity.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$6,000 (approved)
$6,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/2008 – 8/31/2008


RZ-50899-08

University of Wisconsin, Whitewater (Whitewater, WI 53190-1705)
David E. Cartwright (Project Director: November 2007 to February 2011)
Translation of Arthur Schopenhauer's "The Two Fundamental Problems of Ethics" and "On the Fourfold Root and Other Writings"

Translation of four works of Schopenhauer to be published in two volumes. (24 months)

This project is a translation of four books by Arthur Schopenhauer, Die beiden Grundprobleme der Ethik (1841), Uber die vierfache Wurzel des Satzes vom zureichenden Grunde (1847), Uber das Sehn und die Farben (1854), and Uber den Willen in der Natur (1854), each necessary for the understanding of Schopenhauer's philosophy and intellectual development. Because Schopenhauer's works have influenced major figures in psychology, sociology, music, literature, and philosophy, these new translations will provide reliable and useful texts for students and scholars alike. These translations will be available through Oxford and Cambridge University Presses.

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Project fields:
History of Philosophy

Program:
Collaborative Research

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$140,000 (approved)
$140,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/2008 – 8/31/2010


CH-50421-07

American Musicological Society, Inc. (New York, NY 10012-1502)
Anne W. Robertson (Project Director: May 2006 to November 2011)
Publishing Musicologal Research in the 21st Century

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

The American Musicological Society seeks an NEH challenge grant of $240,000, which with a 4:1 match will yield $1,200,000. These funds will endow four publication-related initiatives of the Society. The bulk of the funds ($900,000) will create a new subvention supporting the publication of first books by young scholars, whose work often represents the cutting edge of scholarly research, but whose careers are often at their most fragile or challenging point. The remainder will go primarily to existing publication subvention programs, supporting musicological books more generally ($125,000) as well as a monograph series sponsored by the Society ($100,000). These subventions aim to optimize the quality of the best scholarly books on music while keeping their prices affordable. Finally, we propose a new award for books on music in American culture ($50,000), a vital area of musical research that appeals to the broadest literary and musical public.

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Challenge Grants

Division:
Challenge Programs

Totals (matching):
$240,000 (approved)
$240,000 (offered)
$240,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/2005 – 7/31/2011


FA-52436-06

Nicoletta Pireddu
Georgetown University (Washington, DC 20057-0001)
The Fiction of Europe, Europe in Fiction

Starting from the hypothesis that invention and imagination play a greater role than historical and cultural cohesiveness in Europe’s self-definition, my book project has two aims. 1) To analyze the ambivalent uses of "fictionality" in the building of the concept of Europe in various areas of the humanities, both as a positive founding myth and as a fantasy generating skepticism. 2) To examine the neglected role of literature in the production of Europeanness as a cultural construction. How does literature shape an author's European consciousness as content and form? How do European or Europeanized writers depict Europe? In what ways do they enrich and problematize theories of cultural identity, contributing to the larger debate on Europe?

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Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2007 – 6/30/2008


RA-50045-06

National Humanities Center (Research Triangle Park, NC 27709-0152)
Kent R. Mullikin (Project Director: September 2005 to November 2012)
Elizabeth C. Mansfield (Project Director: November 2012 to March 2011)
Fellowships at the National Humanities Center

Four fellowships per year for three years.

The National Humanities Center requests support for fellowships for advanced study in the humanities.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions

Division:
Research Programs

Totals (outright + matching):
$498,000 (approved)
$498,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2006 – 6/30/2010


FA-51836-05

Ziad Elmarsafy
New York University (New York, NY 10012-1019)
Translation of the Qur'an and the Early Modern Construction of Islam

In this project I propose to study of the English and French translations of the Qur’an and their impact on the Enlightenment’s relationship to the Muslim world. In particular I will focus on the Sale translation (1734) and its impact on the place of Islam in the works of Voltaire and Gibbon.

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Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/2005 – 6/30/2006


FA-37770-03

Mark Kroll
Boston University (Boston, MA 02215-1300)
The Transformation of Style: Johann Nepomuk Hummel

No project description available

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Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$40,000 (approved)
$40,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/2003 – 1/31/2004


FB-37472-01

Gabrielle S. Bersier
Indiana/Purdue University, Indianapolis (Indianapolis, IN 46202-5148)
Goethe's Physiological Autobiography and the Organic Discourse of German Romanticism

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$35,000 (approved)
$35,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
8/1/2001 – 7/31/2002


FT-40566-95

Susan Elizabeth Gustafson, PhD
University of Rochester (Rochester, NY 14627-0001)
Masculinity and Femininity in Goethe's Dramas

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$4,000 (approved)
$4,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1995 – 9/30/1995


FI-26757-94

Jenner M. Bryce
Secondary School
A Study of the Individual through Goethe's FAUST and T. S. Eliot's THE WASTE LAND

No project description available

Project fields:
German Language

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,100 (approved)
$2,100 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1994 – 8/31/1994


FV-21880-94

St. Olaf College (Northfield, MN 55057-1574)
Karl J. Fink (Project Director: April 1994 to February 1996)
Goethe as Poet and Scientist

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$57,365 (approved)
$57,365 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1994 – 9/30/1995


FI-26484-93

Dy D. Tran
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York (New York, NY 10027-7922)
Goethe's WERTHER and the Philosophy of Language

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,400 (approved)
$2,400 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1993 – 8/31/1993


FA-31849-93

Peter Boerner
Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Annotations to GOETHE'S CORRESPONDENCE WITH CARL FRIEDRICH ZELTER

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$30,000 (approved)
$30,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1994 – 6/30/1994


FE-26820-92

Susan Lee Youens
University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN 46556-4635)
Schubert, Goethe, and the LIED

No project description available

Project fields:
Music History and Criticism

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1992 – 5/31/1993


FV-21486-92

Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Peter Boerner (Project Director: April 1992 to January 1994)
Goethe's FAUST and Thomas Mann's DOKTOR FAUSTUS

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$76,705 (approved)
$69,905 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1993


FV-21583-92

Regents of the University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Peter Schaeffer (Project Director: April 1992 to January 1994)
Goethe's FAUST: Quest and Fulfillment

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$66,377 (approved)
$47,710 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1992 – 9/30/1993


FV-21382-91

University of Chicago (Chicago, IL 60637-5418)
Karl J. Weintraub (Project Director: April 1991 to January 1993)
Autobiographic Inquiries: Rousseau and Goethe

No project description available

Project fields:
Interdisciplinary Studies, General

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$74,369 (approved)
$73,340 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1991 – 9/30/1992


FE-25789-91

Christoph E. Schweitzer
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)
Sarah Austin and Goethe in Weimar

No project description available

Project fields:
German Language

Program:
Travel to Collections, 11/85 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$750 (approved)
$750 (awarded)

Grant period:
12/1/1990 – 11/30/1991


FI-23846-90

Claus E. Von Zastrow
Trustees of Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH 03755-1808)
The German and English BILDUNGSROMAN: Goethe, Keller, Lawrence, Mann, and Lessing

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Younger Scholars, 2/86 - 2/95

Division:
Fellowships and Seminars

Totals:
$2,200 (approved)
$2,200 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1990 – 8/31/1990


FV-21141-90

Regents of the University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Peter Schaeffer (Project Director: April 1990 to February 1992)
Goethe's FAUST: Quest and Fulfillment

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$63,013 (approved)
$61,814 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1990 – 9/30/1991


FT-32996-89

Jeffrey T. Adams
University of North Carolina, Greensboro (Greensboro, NC 27412-5068)
Goethe and Moerike: A Study in Literary Reception

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1989 – 9/30/1989


EH-20964-89

Regents of the University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA 93106-0001)
Paul Z. Hernadi (Project Director: October 1988 to May 1992)
Goethe's Faust and the Humanities Curriculum

To support a six-week institute for 25 faculty members that will enhance their understanding and teaching of Goethe's FAUST.

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Institutes for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$161,222 (approved)
$160,605 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1989 – 12/31/1991


FT-30861-88

Cyrus Hamlin
Yale University (New Haven, CT 06510-1703)
Goethe's FAUST and German Idealist Theories of Tragedy

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$3,500 (approved)
$3,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1988 – 9/30/1988


FV-20996-88

Regents of the University of California, Davis (Davis, CA 95618-6153)
Peter Schaeffer (Project Director: June 1989 to January 1990)
Seminar on Goethe's FAUST: Quest and Fulfillment

No project description available

Project fields:
Comparative Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$46,937 (approved)
$45,466 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1988 – 9/30/1989

Funding details:
Original grant (1988) $45,463
Supplement (1990) $3


FB-24039-86

Susan H. Krueger
New School (New York, NY 10011-8871)
Sites of Meaning, Processes of Meaning: Allegory and its Forms in Goethe's Late Work

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$27,500 (approved)
$27,500 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1986 – 6/30/1987


FV-20004-83

SUNY Research Foundation, Buffalo State College (Buffalo, NY 14222-1004)
Peter Heller (Project Director: March 1983 to October 1990)
Goethe, Nietzsche, Mann, Kafka, Brecht: The Quest for Greatness

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Seminars for K-12 Educators

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$54,615 (approved)
$54,615 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1983 – 9/30/1984


FB-20974-82

Robin A. Clouser
Ursinus College (Collegeville, PA 19426-2513)
Goethe's "Unterhaltungen": Sources, Transformation, and Unifying Theme

No project description available

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Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$22,000 (approved)
$11,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1982 – 12/31/1982


RX-20210-82

Regents of the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA 92617-3066)
William J. Lillyman (Project Director: September 1981 to October 1990)
The Irvine Symposium on Goethe's Narrative Fiction

To support an international research conference aimed at defining the major problems and issues in Goethe's narrative fiction.

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Conferences

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,000 (approved)
$10,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1982 – 1/31/1983


RC-*1064-81

Brown University in Providence in the State of Rhode Island (Providence, RI 02912-9100)
Thomas R. Adams (Project Director: August 1980 to October 1990)
A Chronological Guide to Writings on the Americas Published in Europe

To provide supplementary support for the indexing, editing and proofreading of the 160l-1650 volume of "A Chronological Guide to Writing on the Americas Published in Europe," and to compile the 170l-1725 installment.

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Project fields:
History, General

Program:
Reference Materials - Access

Division:
Preservation and Access

Totals:
$39,803 (approved)
$39,803 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1981 – 2/28/1982


FB-*0598-80

Ray L. Hart
University of Montana (Missoula, MT 59801-4494)
Religious Significance of Goethe's View of Nature

No project description available

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Project fields:
Religion, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1981 – 12/31/1981


FT-*0822-80

Clark S. Muenzer
University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA 15260-6133)
Figures of Identity: Goethe's Novels and the Idea of Self

No project description available

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1980 – 9/30/1980


FT-005279-79

Neil M. Flax
Regents of the University of Michigan (Dearborn, MI 48128-2406)
Survey of Engravings at the Goethe-National-Museum, Weimar, and the Herzog-August Bibliothek, Wolfenbutel

No project description available

Project fields:
Art History and Criticism

Program:
Summer Stipends

Division:
Research Programs

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

Grant period:
5/1/1979 – 6/30/1979


FB-015279-79

Macalester College (St. Paul, MN 55105-1899)
Robert E. Dye (Project Director: February 1980 to present)
Conceptual Conventions in the Writings of Goethe

No project description available

Project fields:
Literature, General

Program:
Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$10,113 (approved)
$10,113 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1980 – 6/30/1980


FR-10328-78

Eugene L. Stelzig
SUNY Research Foundation, College at Geneseo (Geneseo, NY 14454-1401)
The Confessional Imagination in Hermann Hesse's Major Fiction

To write a book on Hermann Hesse's fiction as product of his confessional imagination. Critics frequently note that his works, like those of Goethe, are fragments of a larger confession, but none have used this as an approach to his major fiction, although Hesse insisted that his novels were autobiographical, and that his leading characters were symbolic "incarnations" of his own self. Book will delineate the confessional content and form of his major novels, and to point furthermore to some basic similarities of theme and outlook between Hesse and some of the English romantics—Blake, Wordsworth and Keats.

Project fields:
German Literature

Program:
Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976-1981

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$15,000 (approved)
$15,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
9/1/1978 – 5/31/1979


FA-12136-78

David J. DeLaura
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
Glorious Devil: Goethe and the Victorian Temptation of Art

To study the growth of a "high" view of art and poetry in Victorian England, and its origins in Germany and to some extent in English Romanticism. The self-consciousness of the 19th century artist was balanced between high hopes for art and persistent fears for its future. Goethe and Schiller will be studied as well as Carlyle and Matthew Arnold. The Victorian "uses" of Goethe touch some of the deepest places in the creative and intellectual struggles of the period.

Project fields:
British Literature; German Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1978 – 6/30/1979


FS-10790-78

Lawrence Lipking
Northwestern University (Evanston, IL 60208-0001)
The Poet-Critics

To study the relationship between poetry and criticism. Emphasis will be on the reciprocity between poems and underlying theories of art. A wide variety of poetry and historic periods will be considered. Authors who will be read include: Dante, Johnson, Goethe, Coleridge, Arnold, Valery and Eliot.

Project fields:
Literary Criticism

Program:
Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$44,464 (approved)
$44,464 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1978 – 9/30/1978


EP-*0400-78

Hope College (Holland, MI 49423-3663)
Jacob E. Nyenhuis (Project Director: November 1977 to October 1990)
AN INTEGRATED LANGUAGE AND CULTURE HUMANITIES PROGRAM

To develop two language-and-culture courses, offering an integrated approach to art, civilization, literature, history and philosophy. The goal is a comprehensive and intensive view of each culture, for which language study will be demonstrated to be integral to the understanding of another culture. A major portion of course time will be dedicated to intensive language training. The two courses offered will be "The Golden Age of Greece" and "Germany from the Age of Goethe to the Collapse of the Weimar Republic." Students, faculty and outside consultant will participate in evaluation.

Project fields:

Program:
Pilot Grants - Education

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$47,150 (approved)
$47,150 (awarded)

Grant period:
5/1/1978 – 9/30/1980


RL-*1390-77

Duke University (Durham, NC 27705-4677)
Donald K. Rosenberg (Project Director: May 1977 to October 1990)
Translation Lebensbeschreibung of Gutz Von Berlichingen Memoirs Self Defense

To prepare a translation, with introduction and commentary, of the Memoirs of Gotz von Berlichingen, a 16th century "robber baron." Known chiefly through Goethe's dramatic romanticization of him, the Baron's eighty years of acutely self-conscious recollections (1481-1561) span the transitional period from late medieval to early modern times and contain many detailed accounts of legal, political and military maneuvers. The translation will form part of the material for an interdisciplinary seminar in the spring of 1980.

Project fields:

Program:
Translations

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,463 (approved)
$19,213 (awarded)

Grant period:
10/1/1977 – 8/31/1980


FR-*0877-77

Trustees of Indiana University (Bloomington, IN 47405-7000)
Henry H. H. Remak (Project Director: February 1977 to October 1990)
European Romanticism and Its Subsequent Cultural Impact

To lay the groundwork for a normative, structural characterization of the European and American novella by initial concentration on representative German Novellen from Schiller to Grass. Participants will examine a number of structural components identified by scholars over several generations as characteristic of many Novellen.

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Project fields:

Program:
Residential College Teacher Fellowships, 1976-1981

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$33,786 (approved)
$32,689 (awarded)

Grant period:
3/15/1978 – 2/28/1981


FS-10481-76

Regents of the University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA 92617-3066)
Ruth Angress (Project Director: January 1977 to present)
The 1780s in Germany; Profile of a Decade

To consider German culture of the 1780s through a study of literature. Seminar will attempt to develop new approaches to the study of classics by emphasizing social and historical context. Readings will be from Lessing, Schiller, Goethe, and Moritz.

Project fields:
European History

Program:
Seminars for Higher Education Faculty

Division:
Education Programs

Totals:
$39,730 (approved)
$39,730 (awarded)

Grant period:
1/1/1977 – 12/31/1977


FA-11372-76

Andre Von Gronicka
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205)
"The Russian Image of Goethe," Goethe in Russian Literature to the Present

Study will trace Goethe's influence on Russian literature from the earliest beginnings of that influence to the present. The first volume of this work carrying the investigation to the middle of the 19th century appeared with the University of Pennsylvania Press in its Haney Foundation Series (1968;pp.304). This second volume deals with the Liberal Democrats, the Radical Democrats and the Slavophiles. It also has material on Turgeniev, Tolstoy, Dostoevski and on the Soviets. It investigates the "movements" at the turn of the 20th century and its pre-Soviet decades, and brings the material up to the present.

Project fields:
German Literature; Russian Literature

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$17,000 (approved)
$17,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
7/1/1976 – 7/31/1977


FA-11076-75

Werner J. Dannhauser
Cornell University (Ithaca, NY 14853-2801)
The Political and Social Thought of Goethe

To undertake a study of the social and political thought of Goethe. The study will begin by giving Nietzsche's criticism of Goethe the fullest possible scrutiny, followed by a refutation of Nietzsche's criticism. Among the topics the study will deal with are: Goethe and the French Revolution; Goethe and Napoleon; Goethe on art and religion in society; and Goethe's prognosis of the future of Europe and the "new world."

Project fields:
Political Science, General

Program:
Fellowships for University Teachers

Division:
Research Programs

Totals:
$20,000 (approved)
$20,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
2/1/1975 – 9/30/1975