Odell Shepard

Fellow: Awarded 1927

Field of Study: Literary Criticism

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-22-1884

Died: 07-19-1967

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27: Shepard, Odell: Appointed for the preparation of a book to be entitled “Romantic Solitude,” and for researches in the history of the Romantic Movement to be carried on chiefly in the Bodleian and British Museum libraries but also in the libraries of France and Italy; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1927. Born at Sterling, Illinois, July 22, 1884. Education: Northwestern School of Music, 1900–04; Northwestern University, 1902–02; University of Chicago, Ph.B., 1907, Ph.M., 1908; Harvard University, Ph.D., 1916. Newspaper reporter in Chicago, 1904–07; Instructor in English at Smith Academy, St. Louis, 1908–09; Professor of English, University of Southern California, 1909–14; Instructor in English at Harvard and Radcliffe Colleges, 1916–17; Goodwin Professor of English at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, 1917—. Professor of English, University of California Summer Session, 1920, and Columbia University Summer Session, 1925; since 1920 a regular contributor of essays and literary articles to the Christian Science Monitor. Publications: “Shakespeare Question—An Outline for the Study of the Leading Plays,” 1916; “A Lonely Flute” (verse), 1917; “Bliss Carman, A Study of His Poetry,” 1923; “The Harvest of a Quiet Eye, A Book of Digressions” (prose and verse), 1927; also essays, poems, and review in various magazines. Editor of Thoreau’s “Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers” and of “Essays of 1925.”  

AWARDS WON

Pulitzer Prize, Biography, 1938

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