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English language educator

Keith Conrad Odom, American English language educator.


Odom, Keith Conrad was born on March 22, 1931 in Healdton, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Charles B. and Wilma Lou (McBee) Odom.


Bachelor, East Central Oklahoma University, 1952. Master of Arts, Oklahoma State University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, University Wisconsin, 1961.


Teacher English, Senior High School, Big Spring, Texas, 1952-1955;teaching assistant, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, 1955-1956;teaching assistant, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1956-1961;Professor of English, Texas Christian U., Fort Worth, since 1961. Visiting research professor Leeds U., West Yorkshire, 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Henry Green, 1978, Jane Austen: Rebel of Time andPlace, 1991. Editor CCTE Proceedings, 1982-1985. Member editorial board Commonwealth Novel in English, since 1981, English in Texas, since 1991.

      Contributor articles to professional journals and essays to books.


Member Bronte Society (life), Jane Austen Society North America, Modern Language Association, Conference College Teachers English (board directors 1980-1982, executive secretary 1982-1985), Texas College English Association (president 1967-1968), Texas Joint Council Teachers English (publications chair 1988-1991), College English Association (board directors 1985-1990, president 1990-1991), Society History of Authorship, Phi Kappa Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: book collecting, lake watching, traveling.


Married Glenna Lou Wilson, June 13, 1959. Children: Dennis Grayson, Clayton Forman.

Charles B. Odom

Wilma Lou (McBee) Odom

Glenna Lou Wilson

Dennis Grayson Odom

Clayton Forman Odom