Alwin Thaler

Fellow: Awarded 1929

Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-10-1891

Died: 11-02-1977

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Thaler, Alwin:  Appointed for the preparation of a book to be entitled “Strolling Players,” with particular reference to their methods, organization, and characteristics, from mediaeval to modern times, their special relationship and contribution to English theatre and drama; and also the completion of other studies in the English drama of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1929.

Born January 10, 1891, at Hamburg, Germany. Education: Adelphi College, B. A., 1912; Columbia University, M. A., 1914; Harvard University, Ph. D., 1918 (Thayer Fellow, 1917-–8; Weld Fellow, 1918–19; Sheldon Travelling Fellow, 1919–20).

Instructor in English, 1912–13, Adelphi College; Instructor in English, 1913–16, Northwestern University; Assistant Professor of English, 1920–23, University of California; Professor of English, 1923—, University of Tennessee.

Publications: “Shakspere to Sheridan: A Book about the Theatre of Yesterday and To-day,” 1922; “Shakspere’s Silences,” 1919. Articles in Modern Language Notes, Studies in Philology, Modern Language Review, London Times Literary Review, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Modern Philology, Journal of English and German Philology.