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Morton Dauwen Zabel

Morton Dauwen Zabel, American educator, writer. Recipient $1000 award, National Institute Arts and Letters, 1955. member of the board Corporation Yaddo (Trask Foundation for Creative Arts) since 1939.; Member Modern Language Association, Modern Humanities Research Association, American Association University Professors, Blue Key, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Lambda Alpha Psi.

Background

  • Zabel, Morton Dauwen was born on August 10, 1901 in Minnesota Lake, Minnesota, United States. Son of Herman Arthur and Barbara Adela (Dauwen) Zabel.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, St. Thomas Military College, 1921. A.M., University of Minnesota, 1922. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1933.

    Career

    • Research work Harvard, 1929, 32, Columbia, 1926, 31, British Museum, London, 1924, 35, 51, 54, 59, Paris, 1924, 28. Associate professor Loyola University, Chicago, 1922-1929, professor, department chairman English, 1929-1946. Visiting Professor of English, Notre Dame U., 1930, U. Chicago, 1934, Northwestern, 1939, 46, University of California, 1942.

      Lecturer University of Minnesota, 1946. Frederick Ives Carpenter visiting professor U. Chicago, 1941, 47, Professor of English since 1947. Inaugural professor chair of N. A. literature (cultural mission for Department of State) National University of Brazil, 1944-1946, 2d mission to S. A., 1953, 3d mission, 1954.

      Lecturer U. Säo Paulo (Brazil), Instituto Brasil-Estados Unidos (Rio and Säo Paulo), also in principal cities of Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Colombia, Mexico, 1945-1946. Fellow Kenyon School of English and of School of Letters, U. Indiana, since 1947. Guggenheim fellow, 1944.

    Works

    • Author numerous books in field of literature since 1933, those since 1950 include: Craft and Character in Modern Fiction, 1957. The Art of Ruth Draper, 1959. Author (with others): several books which include: A Literary History of the United States, 1948.

      Forms of Modern Fiction, 1949. Critiques and Essays on Modern Fiction, 1952. The Make of Man: Craft and Character in Modern Poetry, 1958.

      Editor of several compilation in field of English literature, since 1932, which include works of Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Charles Dickens. Associate editor Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, 1928-1936, editor-in-chief, 1936-1937. Member editorial board American Bookman, 1943-1944.

      American correspondent Le Journal des Poètes (Paris and Brussels), 1932-1934. Contributor literature journals, reviews, American, foreign.

    Membership

    Member of the board Corporation Yaddo (Trask Foundation for Creative Arts) since 1939. Member Modern Language Association, Modern Humanities Research Association, American Association University Professors, Blue Key, Delta Epsilon Sigma, Lambda Alpha Psi. Clubs: Arts, University (Chicago).

    Connections

    • father: Herman Arthur Zabel
    • mother: Barbara Adela (Dauwen) Zabel
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    Died April 28, 1964
    (aged 62)
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