The translation into English of a major work of African literature and an exploration into the lives of writers and artists through their book-borrowing habits in 1920-30s Paris have been chosen to receive support from the Dean for Research Innovation Funds.
The winning proposals for the New Ideas in the Humanities fund were selected by a faculty panel for their quality, originality and potential impact. The process is administered by the Office of the Dean for Research, led by Dean for Research Pablo Debenedetti, professor in engineering and applied science, and professor of chemical and biological engineering.
The winning projects are:
Early African literature in translation
Finding the Lost Generation through the books they borrowed