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Fred Colby Hobson,, American English educator, author. Co-recipient Pulitzer Prize in Journalism, 1970; recipient National Humanities fellowship, 1992-1993; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1976-1977, 1992-1993. Member of Modern Language Association, Mencken Society, Society for Study of Southern Literature.

Background

Hobson, Fred Colby was born on April 23, 1943 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States. Son of Fred Colby and Miriam Brevard (Tuttle) Hobson.

Education

1 child, Jane Gregory. Bachelor of Arts, University of North Carolina, 1965, Doctor of Philosophy., 1972. Master of Arts, Duke U., 1967.

Career

Editorial writer Winston-Salem Journal and Sentinel, 1969—1970. Assistant professor English University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1972—1975, associate professor, 1975—1979, professor, 1980—1986. Professor English Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, since 1987.

Co-editor Southern Review, 1987—1989. Lineberger professor humanities University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, since 1989. Visiting professor American studies University Hull, England, 1982.

Consultant National Endowment of the Humanities, 1979—1983.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language, Association, Society for Study Southern Literature, Mencken Society. Member editorial board University of Pennsylvania Press.

Connections

Married Linda V. Whitney, June 17, 1967 (divorced 1977). 1 child, Jane Gregory.

father:
Fred Colby Hobson

mother:
Miriam Brevard (Tuttle) Hobson

spouse:
Linda V. Whitney

child:
Jane Gregory Hobson,