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Joe Lee Davis

educator

Joe Lee Davis, American educator. Member Modern Language Association of America, Cabell Society (president 1968-1969), Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Davis, Joe Lee was born on February 22, 1906 in Lexington, Kentucky, United States. Son of Robert Lee and Jo (Greene) Davis.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Kentucky, 1926, A.M., 1927. Ph. D., University of Michigan, 1934. Doctor of Literature, Northern Michigan U., 1971.

Career

1 daughter, Shirley Jo. Instructor in English, U. Kentucky, 1927-1930. Member of faculty University of Michigan, 1930-1974, Professor of English, 1948-1974, acting department chairman, summers, 1957, 69, chairman program in American culture, 1952-1969.

Visiting Professor of English, University of Minnesota, summer 1949, Northern Michigan U., summers 1945, 53, 61.

Works

  • Author: Boyhood Dreams (poems), 1917. James Branch Cabell in Twayne United States Author Series, 1962. The Sons of Ben: Jonsonian Comedy in Caroline England, 1967.

    Editor: American Literature. An Anthology and Critical Survey, 2 vols. (with John T. Frederick and Frank Luther Mott), 1948-1949.

    Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre in Rinehart edits., 1950. Advisory college education Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1949-1959.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association of America, Cabell Society (president 1968-1969), Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Lorene Elizabeth Burke, June 10, 1929.

father:
Robert Lee Davis

mother:
Jo (Greene) Davis

spouse:
Lorene Elizabeth Burke