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Joseph Thomas Langland

Joseph Thomas Langland, author, emeritus educator. Ford fellow in humanities Harvard-Columbia University 1953-1954; Amy Lowell Poetry fellow, 1955-1956; Arts and Humanities fellow in poetry, 1966-1967; recipient Melville Cane prize poetry Poetry Society of America, 1964; named Living Art Treasure in Literature, New England Arts Biennial, 1985. Served to captain, infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

Background

  • Langland, Joseph Thomas was born on February 16, 1917 in Spring Grove, Minnesota, United States. Son of Charles M. and Clara Elizabeth (Hille) Langland.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, University Iowa, 1940. Master of Arts, 1941. Doctor of Letters (honorary), Luther College, 1974.

    Career

    • Instructor in English Dana College, Blair, Nebraska, 1941-1942. Part-time instructor University Iowa, 1946-1948. Assistant professor, then associate professor University Wyoming, 1948-1959.

      Member faculty University Massachusetts, Amherst, 1959-1979, professor English, 1964-1979, professor emeritus, from 1979. Director program for Master of Fine Arts in writing, 1964-1970, 78-79. Visiting lecturer University British Columbia, University Washington, Seattle, San Francisco State University.

      Guest reader, Republic of Madedonia, 1995.

    Works

    • Green Town USA: The Handbook for America's Sustainable Future
    • "There was never a town with a truer name, though it didn't really discover it till tragedy created an opportunity that residents seized with head and heart!" — Bill McKibben, author Oil and Honey:The Education of an Unlikely Activist Hope for a greener America .
    • Selected Poems (Penguin Classics)
    • Thomas Hardy abandoned the novel form at the turn of the century, probably after public reaction to Jude the Obscure, but continued to write verse displaying a wide variety of metrical styles and stanza forms and a broad scope of tone and attitude.
    • The NKJV Study Bible: Second Edition
    • The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word.
    • The NKJV Study Bible: Second Edition
    • The NKJV Study Bible, Second Edition is the most comprehensive study Bible available! It has the most complete study system for pastors, teachers, or students who desire accurate study in God's Word.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Served to captain, infantry Army of the United States, 1942-1946, European Theatre of Operations.

    Connections

    • Married Judith Gail Wood, June 26, 1943. Children– Joseph Thomas, Elizabeth Langland, Paul.
    • father: Charles M. Langland
    • mother: Clara Elizabeth (Hille) Langland
    • spouse: Judith Gail Wood
    • children: Joseph Thomas Langland
    • Elizabeth Langland
    • Paul Langland
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    Died April 9, 2007
    (aged 90)
    Nationality
    • 1940
      University Iowa
    • 1974
      Luther College
    • 1941 - 1942
      Instructor, in English Dana College
      Blair, Nebraska, United States
    • 1946 - 1948
      part-time instructor, University Iowa
    • 1948 - 1959
      assistant, University Wyoming
    • 1948 - 1959
      then associate professor, University Wyoming
    • 1959 - 1979
      member, faculty University Massachusetts
      Amherst, Ohio, United States
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