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Joe Lee Davis

Joe Lee Davis, American educator. Member Modern Language Association of America, Cabell Society (president 1968-1969), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Davis, Joe Lee was born on February 22, 1906 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Jo (Greene) Davis.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kentucky, 1926, A.M., 1927. Ph. D., University of Michigan, 1934. Doctor of Literature, Northern Michigan U., 1971.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Shirley Jo. Instructor in English, U. Kentucky, 1927-1930. Member of faculty University of Michigan, 1930-1974, Professor of English, 1948-1974, acting department chairman, summers, 1957, 69, chairman program in American culture, 1952-1969.

      Visiting Professor of English, University of Minnesota, summer 1949, Northern Michigan U., summers 1945, 53, 61.

    Works

    • Author: Boyhood Dreams (poems), 1917. James Branch Cabell in Twayne United States Author Series, 1962. The Sons of Ben: Jonsonian Comedy in Caroline England, 1967.

      Editor: American Literature. An Anthology and Critical Survey, 2 vols. (with John T. Frederick and Frank Luther Mott), 1948-1949.

      Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre in Rinehart edits., 1950. Advisory college education Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949-1959.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association of America, Cabell Society (president 1968-1969), Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Lorene Elizabeth Burke, June 10, 1929.
    • father: Robert Lee Davis
    • mother: Jo (Greene) Davis
    • spouse: Lorene Elizabeth Burke
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    Born February 22, 1906
    Died February 19, 1974
    (aged 67)
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