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John Eugene Unterecker, American English language educator, author. Guggenheim fellow, 1964-1965, Yaddo fellow, 1967, 68, 69, 70, 72, 74, 79, National Education Association fellow, 1980; grantee American Philosophical Society, 1962, grantee American Council Learned Societies, 1962, 72; recipient Hawaii award for literature, 1985.


Unterecker, John Eugene was born on December 14, 1922 in Buffalo. Son of John G. and Bertha (Ellinger) University.


Bachelor, Middlebury College, 1944. Master of Arts, Columbia, 1948. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1958.


Radio announcer, Station WBNY, Buffalo, 1944;Off-Broadway, stock and television actor, 1945-1946;instructor, City College of New York, 1946-1958;member of faculty, Columbia, 1958-1974;Professor of English literature, Columbia, 1966-1974;Professor of English, U. Hawaii, Honolulu, 1974-1989. Visiting professor of University Hawaii, 1969, University Texas, 1974, Flinders U., Australia, 1979. Lecturer Yeats International Summer School, Ireland, 1972, 73-75, 77, 78,79, 80, 82, 84 member book reviewer New York Times, New Leader, Sat.

Review President Hawaii Literature Council, 1975, member board, 1975-1978.



Member Author's Guild, P.E.N., Modern Language Association, James Joyce Society, Lawrence Durrell Society, American Committee Irish Studies, American Gloxinia Society.


Married Ann Apalian, February 28, 1953 (divorced 1973).

John G. University

Bertha (Ellinger) University

Ann Apalian