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Larson's American Prison Writing Archive Awarded $262K NEH Grant

Doran Larson, Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing and project director of the American Prison Writing Archive (APWA) at the Digital Humanities Initiative (DHi), has been awarded $262,000 by the National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH).  This grant is the largest NEH grant awarded solely to a Hamilton College faculty member in 17 years.

Doran Larson offers MOOC - American Prison Witness: Understanding U.S. Penal Practice and Its Future through the Voices of the Condemned

After a brief history of the U.S. prison system and a survey of U.S. prisoner writing from 1904 to 1970, we will explore—through prisoner witness—the issues raised by the unprecedented rise of the nation’s mass-incarceration regime since the early 1970s, and the central place that prisoner witness can take in understanding this system and its future.