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Literature educator , author

William Byron Dillingham, American literature educator, author. Recipient Fulbright award, United States Government, 1964-1965, award of distinction, Emory University, 2000, Distinguished Emeritus award, 2004; fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1982-1983; Senior fellow, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1978-1979, Heilbrun Distinguished Emeritus fellow, 2002-2003.

Background

Dillingham, William Byron was born on March 7, 1930 in Atlanta. Son of Cornelius Howard and Emerald (Storey) Dillingham.

Education

Bachelor, Emory University, 1955;Master of Arts, Emory University, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania, 1961.

Career

Instructor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1956-1962;assistant professor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1962-1966;associate professor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1966-1968;professor, Emory University, Atlanta, 1968-1984;chairman department English, Emory University, Atlanta, 1979-1982, 85-86, 90-91;Charles Howard Candler professor American literature, Emory University, Atlanta, 1984-1996;professor emeritus, since 1996.

Achievements

  • Avocations: bass fishing, beach walking. M C.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Army, 1950-1952. Member Modern Language Association (member of advisory county American literature section 1988-1990), Society Literature Scholarsand Critics, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, Frank Norris Society, Melville Society (president 1987), Walt Whitman Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa.

Connections

Married Marion Elizabeth Joiner, July 3, 1952. Children: Rebecca Lynn, Judith Ann, Paul Christopher.

father:
Cornelius Howard Dillingham

mother:
Emerald (Storey) Dillingham

spouse:
Marion Elizabeth Joiner

children:
Rebecca Lynn Dillingham

Judith Ann Dillingham

Paul Christopher Dillingham