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Theodore Russell Weiss

Theodore Russell Weiss, American poet, editor.

Background

  • Weiss, Theodore Russell was born on December 16, 1916 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Nathan and Mollie T. (Weinberg) Weiss.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Muhlenberg College, 1938. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Muhlenberg College, 1968. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1940.

      Postgrad., Columbia University, 1941. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Bard College, 1973.

    Career

    • Instructor English University Maryland, 1941, University North Carolina, 1942-1944, Yale University, 1944-1946. Professor English, Bard College, 1946-1968. Visiting professor poetry Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1961-1962.

      Resident fellow creative writing Princeton University, 1966-1967, professor English and creative writing, 1968-1987, emeritus, William and Annie S. Paton professor ancient and modern literature, 1977-1987, emeritus. Fannie Hurst visiting professor literature Washington University, St. Louis, 1978. Professor English poetry Cooper Union, 1988.

      Poet-in-residence Monash University, Melbourne, Australia, 1982. Lecturer New School Social Research, 1955-1956, New York City Young Men’s Hebrew Association, 1965-1967. Lecturer for United States Information Service in various countries.

      Guest Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1986-1987, 87-88, Villa Serbelloni, Bellagio, Italy, 1989. Guest lecturer Peking University, Shanghai University, People's Republic China, 1991.

    Works

    Connections

    • Married Renée Karol, July 6, 1941.
    • father: Nathan Weiss
    • mother: Mollie T. (Weinberg) Weiss
    • spouse: Renée Karol
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    Born December 16, 1916
    Died April 15, 2003
    (aged 86)
    Nationality
    • 1938
      Muhlenberg College
    • 1968
      Muhlenberg College
    • 1940
      Columbia University
    • 1941
      Columbia University
    • 1973
      Bard College
    • 1941
      Instructor, English University Maryland
    • 1942 - 1944
      Instructor, English University Maryland
    • 1944 - 1946
      Instructor, English University Maryland
    • 1946 - 1968
      professor, English
    • 1961 - 1962
      visiting professor, poetry Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1977 - 1987
      resident, fellow creative writing Princeton University
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