Research Programs: Summer Stipends

Period of Performance

6/1/1975 - 8/31/1975

Funding Totals

$2,000.00 (approved)
$2,000.00 (awarded)

"To Be a Composer": Theme, Imagery, and Structure in Langston Hughes

FAIN: FT-12504-75

Ronald B. Miller
Haverford College (Haverford, PA 19041-1392)

Study will be an important contribution to Black American letters. To date there is only one book--James Emanuel's--which focuses on Hughes. It is an extremely condensed analysis of the writer. Hughes authored more than 35 books. To write three articles in a series that will include eventually five: (1) "No Crystal Stair":Archetype Unity, and Symbol in Hughes's Poems on Women," (2) "To Be a Composer,": Hughes and the Triumph of Music and Art," (3) "Done Made Us Leave Our Home": Functions of Hughes's Traditional Image," (4) The Rock and the Bible: Hughes's Christian and Folk Myth," and (5) "As I Grew Older": Hughes and a Romantic Opposition--Innocence and Experience.