This project (108-2410-H-003-010) sought to research the relationship between the author and philosopher May Sinclair (1863-1946) and the late Victorian philosophical movement called British Idealism. More specifically, I investigated the British Idealist debate surrounding the reality of time, and how these ideas were incorporated into Sinclair’s philosophy, literary criticism, short stories, and novels. The main goals of this project were to present a paper at an international conference and to publish an essay in an A&HCI journal. Three months after this grant started, I was informed that I was the recipient of the Columbus grant, a five-year grant for young scholars funded through MOST. To accept the Columbus grant, I had to terminate the May Sinclair grant early and was therefore unable to present a paper at a conference, as I had originally intended. I was, however, still able to produce an article-length essay, which is currently under revise-and-resubmit at Twentieth-Century Literature, an A&HCI journal. I expect this essay to be accepted for publication, thereby achieving the principal goal of this grant despite having to stop midway through. Following the schedule outlined in my proposal, I spent the fall of 2019 conducting research, using the funds provided to purchase books, articles, and online texts related to the project, and writing a draft essay of my findings. When I found out that I had received the Columbus grant in late 2019, I realized I only had a few more months before the grant would be terminated, so I quickly revised and finalized my provisional draft and submitted it to Twentieth-Century Literature. After months of review, I recently received feedback: two positive reviews recommending publication and one less positive review that recommended minor revisions. I have already finished the revisions and await the final decision. The essay will be of interest to scholars of the modernist period and those interested in questions of literary form and the relationship between literature and philosophy. Ultimately, despite its premature conclusion, this project was a success. I was able to achieve the principal goal of the project, and the research that I conducted has spurred me to continue this line of thought in my Columbus project. I am very grateful to MOST for seeing the value of this project and supporting it.
|Effective start/end date||2019/08/01 → 2020/01/31|
- British Idealism
- May Sinclair
- modernist literature
- stream of consciousness
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