John Gruesser G'18

John  Gruesser
Senior Research Scholar
English
Sam Houston State University

ACLS Project Development Grants 2018
Senior Research Scholar
English
Sam Houston State University
Man on the Firing Line: The Literary Life of Sutton E. Griggs, 1872-1933

“Man on the Firing Line” challenges current notions about the audience for, and the content, production, and dissemination of, politically engaged US black fiction. The project contributes to the critical reassessment not only of Sutton Griggs, but also of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century African American and US literary, print, and religious culture. This grant will support research in key places connected to Griggs, including Dallas, Nashville, Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago.