John T. Flanagan

Fellow: Awarded 1943

Field of Study: American Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-15-1906

Died: 03-11-1996

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

FLANAGAN, JOHN THEODORE.  Appointed for the writing of a book on the literature of the Middle West from about 1820 to the present; tenure, ten months from September 1, 1943.

Born January 15, 1906, St. Paul, Minnesota.  Education:  St. Thomas College, 1923–35; University of Minnesota, B.A., 1927, M.A., 1928, Ph.D., 1935.

Instructor in English, 1928–29, University of North Dakota; Instructor in English, 1929–38, Assistant Professor, 1938—, University of Minnesota. Lecturer in American Literature, Winter, 1939, Pomona College.

Publications:  James Hall, Literary Pioneer of the Ohio Valley, 1941.  Articles and reviews in Minnesota History, American Literature, Philological Quarterly,  New England Quarterly, Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society, Western Pennsylvania Historical Magazine, American Speech, Huntington Library Quarterly, Minnesota Alumni Weekly, Hispania, College English, Modern Language Quarterly, Journal of Higher Education. Editor of W. J. Snelling’s Tales of the Northwest, 1936; co-editor, American Sketchbook, 1938.