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literary critic , Language and literature educator

Edward Wasiolek, American literary critic, language and literature educator. Recipient Quantrell teaching prize University Chicago, 1961; Laing Press prize, 1972; Research fellow Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, 1963; Guggenheim fellow, 1983-1984. Addressed United Nations on Tolstoy, 1988. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Background

Wasiolek, Edward was born on April 27, 1924 in Camden, New Jersey, United States. Son of Ignac and Mary (Szczesniewska) Wasiolek.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, 1949;Master of Arts, Harvard, 1950;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard, 1955;postgraduate, U. Bordeaux, France, 1950-1951.

Career

Teaching fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1953-1954;research fellow Russian Research Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1952-1954;instructor English, Ohio Wesleyan University, 1954-1955;assistant professor, University of Chicago, 1955-1960;associate Professor of English and Russian, University of Chicago, 1960-1964;professor Russian and comparative literature, University of Chicago, 1964-1969;Avalon professor comparative literature and Russian, University of Chicago, 1969-1976;Distinguished Services professor of English, comparative literature, and Slavic studies, University of Chicago, since 1976;chairman comparative literature program, University of Chicago, 1965-1983;department chairman Slavic languages and literature, University of Chicago, 1971-1977. Visiting professor Slavic and comparative literature Harvard, 1966-1967.

Works

Membership

Addressed United Nations on Tolstoy, 1988. With United States Naval Reserve, 1943-1946. Member Modern Language Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Lambda Chi Alpha.

Connections

Married Emma Jones Thomson, 1948. Children: Mark Allan, Karen Lee, Eric Wade.

father:
Ignac Wasiolek

mother:
Mary (Szczesniewska) Wasiolek

spouse:
Emma Jones Thomson

children:
Mark Allan Wasiolek

Karen Lee Wasiolek

Eric Wade Wasiolek