Humanities grant helps fund Hemingway Letters Project

July 29, 2008

University Park, Pa. — The Hemingway Letters Project, headed by Sandra Spanier, professor of English at Penn State, recently received a three-year $200,000 Scholarly Editions Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). This grant builds on a similar award from the NEH that funded the project from 2005 through 2008.

The grant will support continued work on the Hemingway Letters Project, of which Spanier is general editor. The project will result in the publication of a 12-volume scholarly edition by Cambridge University Press of Hemingway's estimated 6,000 to 7,000 letters, about 90 percent of which are previously unpublished. The first volume, encompassing Hemingway's letters through 1925, is slated for publication in 2009.

In addition to receiving Scholarly Editions Grants from the NEH, the undertaking also has been named a "We the People" project, a special designation from the NEH recognizing model projects that advance the study, teaching and understanding of American history and culture. The project, which involves an international team of scholars, is headquartered at Penn State's College of the Liberal Arts.

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