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171 ELT RESEARCH Jü PROGRESS: 1963-64 ELT Research in Progress lists book-length projects and doctoral dissertations being written by scholars working in British literature of the 1880-1920 period. The purpose of this compilation is twofold: 1) to indicate the type of topics being investigated; and 2) to put scholars working on similar subjects, or with pertinent information which they wish to share, in touch with one another. It should be emphasized that listing in ELT Research in Progress does not give a scholar a monopoly on any one subject. Though an indication of current research may avoid duplication of effort, we feel that there is room for similar or related studies in the ELT period. ELT Research in Progress will continue on a yearly basis. Inclusion In the 196364 compilation does not mean that inclusion is automatic for the 1964-65 listing. If the interested scholar wishes to be listed, he must indicate this annually by sending a post card to the Associate Editor of ELT, E. S. Lauterbach, giving name, address, and a brief summary of the research topic. The deadline for inclusion is June 30. Furthermore, it will be a great help if all information is put on a post card rather than in letters. The organization of the listing is by general topics and then by specific authors. The names of scholars working on identical figures or topics are presented in alphabetical order. If not noted as a dissertation, a subject may be assumed as undertaken for publication in book form. —ESL GENERAL Boer War. Donald Jay Weinstock, Dept of English, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles 24, California "The Boer War in Fiction" [diss]. Limited to fiction written from about 1890 to 1915 or 1920. INDIVIDUAL AUTHORS Bennett. James G. Hepburn, Dept of English, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, Rhode Island. An edition of the previously unpublished letters of Arnold Bennett. To be published by Oxford University Press. Conrad. Lawrence Graver, Dept of English, U.C.L.A., Los Angeles 24, California. A critical study of Conrad's thirty short stories describing the nature of Conrad's work in the short story genre (espec in relation to Kipling, Stevenson, Flaubert, Maupassant, and Daudet) and establishing patterns of self-discovery, growth, and eventual decline. The book will include a detailed investigation of Conrad's work for the popular magazines of the period and its influence on his most characteristic fiction. Ian P. Watt, Dept of English, University of East Anglia, Norwich, England. A critical study of Joseph Conrad. 172 Forster. Frederick W. McDowell, 118 University Hall, University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Writing a book on E„ M. Forster, Gissing. James Haydock, Dept of English, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, N. C. A Study of Gissing's attitudes toward women and the treatment of women in his novels [diss]. Hardy. Bert G. Hornback, Dept of English, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. "History, Time and Timelessness in the Novels of Thomas Hardy" [diss]. The use of history and pre-history in the setting of the novels as thematic mataphor—as in THE MAYOR OF CASTERBRIDGE, things ancient exist in the present setting, and the action is concerned with the intrusion of Michale Henchard's past upon the present. This approach to Hardy's novels also offers an interesting view of Hardy's dramatic technique, of his convention of coincidence, and of his narrative art. Hopkins. See Pater. David Anthony Downes. Moore. Helmut E. Gerber, Dept of English, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. "George Moore in Transition: The Unwin Years. A Study of George Moore from About 1894 to About 1910, Including His Correspondence to T. Fisher Unwin and Others." In fairly advanced stage of completion this will probably be the first of two vols on Moore's career after the pub of ESTHER WATERS. The approximately 250 previously unpub letters, outlines, readers' reports and similar documents to be pub in the first vol are placed in a context of biographical, bibliographical, and critical commentary which will provide much new information on the period during which Moore wrote EVELYN INNES, SISTER TERESA, THE UNTILLED FIELD, and THE LAKE. Jack W. Weaver, Dept of...

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ISSN
1559-2715
Print ISSN
0013-8339
Pages
pp. 171-173
Launched on MUSE
2010-05-21
Open Access
No
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