Harding, Amber: Travel Grant - 2016-2017

College: 
Graduate School
Department: 
English
Project Title: 
Domestic Space, Identity, and Homecomings in the English Modernist Novel
Project Abstract: 
At this stage in my dissertation research, traveling to England to access archives as well as to visit locations of novel settings and authorial homes is a key step in my research. Over 6 weeks, I would stay in student residences at both Oxford and Cambridge, as well as spend time in London and tour historic country houses in the south of England in order to experience firsthand the architectural elements that figure into my theoretical claims. Oxford libraries, including the Bodleian, and Cambridge libraries have extensive archives on E.M. Forster, Virginia Woolf, and Ivy Compton-Burnett. as well as letters and diaries from Evelyn Waugh and D.H. Lawrence, while the British Library holds items for each author I'm writing on.