Conversations with Wright Morris: Critical Views and Responses

Conversations with Wright Morris Critical Views and Responses This book is an attempt to approach the work of a leading American novelist from both sides of the looking glass from the opposite but not necessarily opposing points of view of the writer creator a

  • Title: Conversations with Wright Morris: Critical Views and Responses
  • Author: Robert E. Knoll
  • ISBN: 9780803209046
  • Page: 469
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This book is an attempt to approach the work of a leading American novelist from both sides of the looking glass from the opposite, but not necessarily opposing, points of view of the writer creator and the reader critic In 1975, while the author was visiting professor of English at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, several scholar critics among them John W Aldridge,This book is an attempt to approach the work of a leading American novelist from both sides of the looking glass from the opposite, but not necessarily opposing, points of view of the writer creator and the reader critic In 1975, while the author was visiting professor of English at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, several scholar critics among them John W Aldridge, Wayne C Booth, and David Madden were invited to speak about his craft and artistic aims and principles and to record conversations with him about issues growing from their addresses Since Morris is also an important photographer, facets of his achievement in this field were considered by Peter C Bunnell In addition to four conversations, three lectures, and a portfolio of twelve photographs, this volume includes an essay by Wright Morris and a bibliography compiled by Robert L Boyce.

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    • Robert E. Knoll

      During his 40 year career at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, Robert E Knoll taught generations of students to enjoy the rich beauty of English language and literature, pioneered a number of innovative teaching initiatives, was an exemplary academic citizen and first rate scholar At his retirement in 1990, he was Paula and Woody Varner Professor of English He also had been a George Holmes Distinguished Professor, an honor conferred only on the university s most esteemed faculty Additionally, he had received a distinguished teaching award from UNL s College of Arts and Sciences.Knoll was a specialist in Shakespeare, but he also taught courses in Plains literature, English Renaissance literature, English history, American and British literature between 1922 and 1950, and composition He was an adviser to the NU Student Council, a precursor the current UNL student government, served on the faculty senate, chaired the Willa Cather centennial festival in 1973 and the Wright Morris centennial festival in 1976 In 1988, he was named Nebraska s Professor of the Year by the national Council for the Advancement and Support of Education He was a Fulbright lecturer in Graz, Austria a Woods fellow and served a fellowship at Yale University, appointed by the National Endowment for the Humanities He was a founding member of UNL s Centennial College, an innovative undergraduate teaching initiative in 1968 He was a founding member and fellow in UNL s Center for Great Plains Studies.In 1997, the UNL Alumni Association gave Knoll its Doc Elliott Award, conferred on emeritus faculty members in honor of their outstanding record of service and caring to students.Knoll, a 1943 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Nebraska, joined the faculty in 1950 as an assistant professor of English he was tenured and promoted to associate professor in 1957, and promoted to full professor in 1961 He earned his M.A and Ph.D from the University of Minnesota in 1947 and 1950 respectively He served in the U.S Army from 1943 1946.Knoll wrote dozens of critical essays, books, television treatments and other scholarly works He was a scholar of artist writer Weldon Kees, publishing several books about Kees work and life He also published works on writers Ben Jonson, Christopher Marlowe and Robert McAlmon In 1995, he published what has become known as the definitive history of the university, Prairie University A History of the University of Nebraska Knoll was particularly suited for the task, as both his parents and many members of his family were NU graduates and he was personally acquainted with early NU luminaries such as Louise Pound.Knoll was exceptionally proud of the university On the occasion of receiving the CASE professor of the year in 1988, Knoll delivered a lecture in which he described, among many things, his belief in the importance of the university.



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