Professor wins award to study link between Romantic Revival and Modernism

Nathaniel Cadle

Nathaniel Cadle, an associate professor in the Department of English, has been awarded the National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Award. The award supports his study of the relationship between U.S. literary modernism and the Romantic Revival (c. 1880–1920), and to complete his book, “The Romantic Revival and the Rise of Modernism.”

Early this year, Cadle used the $60,000 grant to travel to Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas and to the Eberly Special Collections Library at Penn State University to research several writers and publishers associated with the Romantic Revival. The grant is designed to help Cadle draft his completed book by the end of 2020, at which point it will be submitted to a press for peer review.

Each of the four chapters focuses on a specific genre during the Romantic Revival, featuring prestigious writers who pushed the boundaries of their move from realism into the uncertainties of modernism. Cadle’s book will appeal to scholars and teachers who wish to incorporate the study of popular fiction more fully into their research and teaching.