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English language educator

Alan Filreis, American English language educator.


Filreis, Alan was born on March 25, 1956 in Newark, New Jersey, United States. Son of Samuel H. and Lois (Gainsburg) Filreis.


Bachelor, Colgate University, 1978;Master of Arts, University of Virginia, 1980;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, 1985.


Esther K. and N. Mark Watkins assistant Professor of English, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1988-1991;associate professor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1991;director undergraduate studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, since 1993. Reviewer Mellon Fellowship applications humanities coordinator committee University of Pennsylvania, 1987, 89, Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program applications, 1988. Outside reviewer for promotion Marquette U., 1985, U. Cinn., 1990, Princeton University, 1991.

Founding teacher, scholar Innovative Study in Teaching and Humanities Program. Founder, coordinator Penn-Edison Tutoring Program, since 1991. Adjunct faculty fellow Stouffer House, since 1985.

Faculty fellow in residence Van Pelt College House. Faculty supervisor restructuring English component Pre-Freshman program, 1991. Faculty freshman advisor, since 1988.

Member Van Pelt Library. Special Collections Advisory Committee, Executive Committee faculty senate, 1991-1993, commission on new distributionals, 1986, junior searchcom., 1987-1988, 88-89, senior search committee, 1988-1989, Executive Committee, 1988-1990,library committee, since 1991, commission to review undergraduate major, 1991-1992, university commission on classroom facilities, 1991-1992, faculty senate commission on conduct, since 1993. Speaker in field.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Wallace Stevens & the Actual World, 1991, (with Beverly Coyle) Secretaries of the Moon: The Letters of Wallace Stevens and José Rodriguez Feo, 1986. Member editorial board Review, The Wallace Stvens Journal. Advisory editor Heath Anthology of American Literature, 2nd edition, 1992.

      Reviewer American Literary History, The Huntington Library. Quarterly, South Central Review, American Quarterly, The Wallace Stevens Journal, University Pennsylvania, Southern Illinois University, University Mississippi, University South Carolina, Susquehanna University, Duke University, Princeton University Press. Contributor essays, reviews, and papers to professional journals.


Married Susan L. Albertine, June 21, 1989. 1 child, Benjamin Albertine.

Samuel H. Filreis

Lois (Gainsburg) Filreis

Susan L. Albertine

Benjamin Albertine Filreis