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Carl Bode, American Writer, educator. Ford Foundation fellow, 1952-1953; Newberry Library fellow, 1954; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1954-1955.


Bode, Carl was born on March 14, 1911 in Milwaukee. Son of Paul and Celeste Helene (Schmidt) Bode.


Bachelor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1933. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, 1938. Fellow, Northwestern University, 1941.

Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1941. Doctorate (honorary), University Baltimore, 1987. Doctorate (honorary), Salisbury State University, 1987.

Doctorate (honorary), Western Maryland College, 1988.


Teacher, Milwaukee Vocational School, 1933-1937; assistant Professor of English, University of California at Los Angeles, 1946-1947; Professor of English, U. Maryland., College Park, 1947-1982; emeritus, U. Maryland., College Park, 1982-1993; executive secretary American Civilization program, U. Maryland., 1950-1957. Cultural attache American embassy, London, 1957-1959 (on leave from U. Maryland). Chairman United States Ednl.

Commission in United Kingdom, 1957-1959. Visiting professor California Institute Technology, Claremont Colls., Northwestern University, University of Wisconsin, Stanford.



Member Maryland State Arts Council, 1971-1979, chairman, 1972-1976. Member Maryland Humanities Council, 1981-1990, chairman, 1984-1986. Member Marshall Scholarship Advisory Council, 1960-1969.

Served with Army of the United States, 1944-1945. Fellow Royal Society Literature United Kingdom (honorary). Member American Association of University Professors (council 1965-1968), American Studies Association (founder, 1st president 1952), Modern Language Association, Thoreau Society of America (director 1955-1957, president 1960-1961), Popular Culture Association American (vice president 1972-1975, president 1978-1979), Mencken Society (founder, 1st president 1976-1979), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary), Alpha Tau Omega.

Clubs: Cosmos (Washington). Hamilton St. (Baltimore).


Married Margaret Lutze, August 3, 1938 (deceased). Children: Barbara, Janet, Carolyn. Married Charlotte W. Smith, 1972.

Paul Bode

Celeste Helene (Schmidt) Bode

Charlotte W. Smith

Margaret Lutze

Janet Bode

Carolyn Bode

Barbara Bode