Mary E. Childs, Comparative Literature
Legends of the Black Sea
My proposal includes continuing the project I started in DXARTS 411, on the Legends of the Black Sea: Traces of Classical Culture in Contemporary Russia. I would like to expand my webpage to include materials ranging from images of Classical sites and artifacts, to excerpts from contemporary literature from both Romania and Georgia. Some of this material I will be translating for the first time into English, and will need to be restricted to UW users because of copyright concerns. Although all three areas under consideration share in the heritage of the Greek and Roman colonies and settlements that circles the Black Sea, each modern country has a different relationship to that heritage, and puts it to different use; part of my project is to explore these differences. In the lab, I will need to use both the text and the image scanners, a computer, and a printer; it might also be wonderful to include an audio component to complement each of the countries involved.