Robert Spiller

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: American Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-13-1896

Died: 08-24-1988

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Spiller, Robert E.:  Appointed to complete studies in the European travel writings of James Fenimore Cooper, and to prepare for further studies in the influence of English and other European cultures on American literature; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1928.

Born November 13, 1896, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Education: University of Pennsylvania, A.B., 1917, A.M., 1920, Ph.D., 1924.

Harrison Fellow in English, 1919–20, Instructor in English, 1920–21, University of Pennsylvania; Instructor in English, 1921–25, Assistant Professor of English, 1925—, Swarthmore College; Summer School appointment, 1927, Duke University.

Publications: “The American in England During the First Half Century of Independence,” 1926. Articles in the Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Studies in Philology, South Atlantic Quarterly, English Journal, Quarterly Journal of Speech Education, and other journals. Miscellaneous poems, plays and reviews.