Stokes awarded NEH summer stipend

Claudia Stokes has been awarded a summer stipend of $6,000 to support work on her book “TheAltar at Home: Sentimentalism and Religion in the American Nineteenth Century”.

The Altar at Home: Sentimentalism and Religion in the American Nineteenth Century examines the engagement of literary sentimentalism in American religious discourse and life of the nineteenth century. A widely popular literary movement of the mid-century, sentimentalism narrated for young female readers the benefits of devout Christian piety, and this book project examines the specific doctrinal contexts that underlay the religious ideals, practices, and beliefs advocated by sentimental writers.

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