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RA-50036-06
Advanced Fellowships in American Material Culture
David Roselle, Winterthur Museum

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=RA-50036-06

Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age (Book)
Title: Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age
Author: Jennifer A. Greenhill
Abstract: Playing It Straight: Art and Humor in the Gilded Age looks at late-nineteenth-century American art, and demonstrates the profound role humor played in determining the course of culture in the Gilded Age. This title examines how ambitious artists like Winslow Homer and Augustus Saint-Gaudens rethought the place of humor in their work.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/playing-it-straight-art-and-humor-in-the-gilded-age/oclc/771057433&referer=brief_results
Publisher: University of California Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780520272453
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience (Exhibition)
Title: Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience
Curator: Martin Bruckner, Ph.D.
Abstract: Guest curated by Martin Bruckner, Ph.D. (NEH Fellow 2008-9), Winterthur Museum has developed an innovative exhibition entitled, Common Destinations: Maps in the American Experience. Opening on April 20, 2013 and continuing through January 2014, this exhibition explores the importance of maps in American everyday lives and material culture. From about 1750 to 1860, the decorative use of maps shifted from rare display devices to ubiquitous commercial objects. As they do today, map materials were immersed in people’s senses in the 18th and 19th centuries, and they will ultimately be explored in this landmark exhibition in terms of how the constant interaction with maps shaped American spatial imagination. This exhibition also stresses the decorative use of maps, which were not always used for the purposes usually associated with them. Like other fine and decorative arts, they performed an aesthetic and cultural role in American society. Historically significant maps will be paired with paintings, textiles, scientific instruments, and ephemera primarily from Winterthur’s collections to illustrate this point and underscore how these material maps affected men, women, and children from all ranks, genders, and races. To date, no other exhibition has placed maps in multi-media vignettes to contextualize how they were displayed and used. The exhibition is also well-suited to an IPod tour and web-components such as an online virtual exhibition and map-related database, projects we are currently exploring. Additional activities include a two-day symposium with leading scholars in the field on the material culture of maps. A brown bag lunch series and school programs will encourage diverse visitors to further learn about and explore the many ways in which maps were, and continue to be, important visual components of everyday life.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1057
Primary URL Description: Winterthur's public description for the exhibition on our website.

"Troubled Abstraction: Whiteness in Charles Dana Gibson and George Du Maurier." (Article)
Title: "Troubled Abstraction: Whiteness in Charles Dana Gibson and George Du Maurier."
Author: Jennifer Greenhill
Abstract: "Troubled Abstraction: Whiteness in Charles Dana Gibson and George Du Maurier," Art History, 34, 4 (September 2011): 732-53.
Year: 2011
Format: Journal
Periodical Title: Art History

Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel (Book)
Title: Women, Work, and Clothes in the Eighteenth-Century Novel
Author: Chloe Wigston Smith
Abstract: This study examines the vexed and unstable relations between the eighteenth-century novel and the material world. Rather than exploring dress's transformative potential, it charts the novel's vibrant engagement with ordinary clothes in its bid to establish new ways of articulating identity and market itself as a durable genre. In a world in which print culture and textile manufacturing traded technologies, and paper was made of rags, the novel, by contrast, resisted the rhetorical and aesthetic links between dress and expression, style and sentiment. The author shows how fiction exploited women's work with clothing – through stealing, sex work, service, stitching, and the stage – in order to revise and reshape material culture within its pages. Her book explores a diverse group of authors, including Jane Barker, Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Samuel Richardson, Henry Fielding, Charlotte Lennox, John Cleland, Frances Burney and Mary Robinson.
Year: 2013
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/women-work-and-clothes-in-the-eighteenth-century-novel/oclc/830667919&referer=brief_resultshttp://
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Secondary URL: http://www.cambridge.org/us/academic/subjects/literature/english-literature-1700-1830/women-work-and-clothes-eighteenth-century-novel
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's webpage
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9781107035003
Copy sent to NEH?: Yes

Secularism in Antebellum America (Book)
Title: Secularism in Antebellum America
Author: John Lardas Modern
Abstract: Offers an account of religion and society in nineteenth-century America. Exploring the eruptions of religion in New York's penny presses, the budding fields of anthropology and phrenology, and Moby-Dick, this book challenges the strict separation between the religious and the secular that remains integral to discussions about religion.
Year: 2011
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/secularism-in-antebellum-america-with-reference-to-ghosts-protestant-subcultures-machines-and-their-metaphors-featuring-discussions-of-mass-media-moby-dick-spirituality-phrenology-anthropology-sing-sing-state-penitentiary-and
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780226533230

Americanizing Coffee: The Refashioning of a Consumer Culture (Book Section)
Title: Americanizing Coffee: The Refashioning of a Consumer Culture
Author: Michelle Craig McDonald
Author: Steven Topik
Editor: Alexander Nutzenadel
Editor: Frank Trentmann
Abstract: Food has a special significance in the expanding field of global history. Food markets were the first to become globally integrated, linking distant cultures of the world, and in no other area have the interactions between global exchange and local cultural practices been as pronounced as in changing food cultures. The authors provide an historical overview of the relationship between food and globalization in the modern world. (description of book)
Year: 2008
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/food-and-globalization-consumption-markets-and-politics-in-the-modern-world/oclc/406359546&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: WorldCat entry
Publisher: Oxford, UK: Berg Publishers
Book Title: Food and Globalization: Consumption, Markets and Politics in the Modern World
ISBN: 9781847884596


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