Research Programs: Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars

Period of Performance

7/1/2006 - 3/31/2007

Funding Totals

$40,000.00 (approved)
$40,000.00 (awarded)

A Biography of American Author Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867)

FAIN: FB-51565-05

Lucinda L. Damon-Bach
Salem State University (Salem, MA 01970-5353)

This documentary biography of pioneering American author Catharine Maria Sedgwick (1789-1867) will be the first comprehensive, accurate collection of annotated primary sources relating to her life and career. Modelled on the similar, ground-breaking works "The Melville Log" (1951), and "The Years and Hours of Emily Dickinson" (1960), which confirmed the importance of these two writers, helped restore them to the American literary canon, and led to numerous literary and cultural biographies in subsequent years, "'All That Is Within Me': A Documentary Biography of Catharine Maria Sedgwick 1789-1867" will collect and contextualize primary materials crucial to biographical, historical, cultural, and literary studies of Sedgwick and her era.