Dr. Robert Azzarello, an assistant professor of English at SUNO since 2010, has received a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). He received the grant for his book project, “New Orleans, Literature, and the Transatlantic World.”
The project will serve as a significant resource for students and scholars of American Studies. Its aim is to connect key texts that range across different historical periods (from the eighteenth century to contemporary speculations about the city’s future), various literary genres (fiction, poetry, drama, lyric and travel writing), and distinct languages (English, French, Spanish, German, Tunica and Bambara, among others).
As New Orelans begins to prepare for its tricentennial in 2018, this book project looks back on the long literary history of New Orleans and considers its unique contribution to the larger transatlantic world.
Click the link below to read the nola.com article, regarding the NEH grant recipients.