money for lit-comp? (38)

Thu, 11 May 89 23:34:36 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 26. Thursday, 11 May 1989.

Date: Tue, 9 May 89 17:48:31 EDT
From: unh!psc90!jdg@uunet.UU.NET (Dr. Joel Goldfield)

Literary Computing Grants/Fellowships?
Could any of you suggest from personal experience sources of funding
for U.S. citizens conducting research & writing in the fields of
1) literary computing & literary criticism (esp. 19th-century French
fiction) or; 2) computer-assisted language instruction/interactive
video, both methodological research & curricular development (French)?

I'm particularly interested in funding applicable to a sabbatical
year project (1990-91). Which grant organizations do you think would
be receptive to work on a content area like 19th-cen. French fiction
where an equally important part of the text considers questions like:

1) How may one develop and investigate literary problems with the
assistance of the computer?
2) What are the viable methodologies for stylo-statistical analysis?
3) How may one display the results convincingly to fellow humanists?
4) How may the results be smoothly integrated into the prose of
literary interpretation and criticism?
5) What are the implications of "computer-assisted literary analysis"
acquiring a critical mass of practitioners which would qualify the
various applications as a new post-structuralist or a even "holistic"
approach to literary criticism?

Perhaps you could suggest additional burning questions.... Thanks.
--Joel D. Goldfield J_GOLDFI@UNHH.BITNET