Tremaine McDowell

Tremaine McDowell

Fellow: Awarded 1935
Field of Study: American Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Education: University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

McDOWELL, TREMAINE: Appointed for the writing of a book to be entitled “Bryant in Massachusetts,” a biography of William Cullen Bryant from 1794 to 1825; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1935.

Born October 6, 1893, at Eagle Harbor, New York. Education: Houghton College, 1911–14; University of Michigan, A.B., 1915; Harvard University, A.M., 1916; University of Chicago, Summer, 1921; Yale University, Ph.D., 1928.

Instructor in English Literature, 1916–17, De Pauw University; Professor of English, 1917–18, Houghton College; Professor of English, 1918–20, Miltonvale College; Professor of English, 1920–22, Marion College; Professor of English, 1922–24, Woman’s College of Alabama; Assistant in English, 1924–26, Instructor in English, 1926–27, Fellow in English, 1927–28, Yale University; Assistant Professor of English, 1928–29, Associate Professor of English, 1929—, University of Minnesota.

Publications:  The Romantic Triumph: American Literature from 1830 to 1860, 1933. Editor of Washington Irving’s A History of New York, 1927 (with Stanley T. Williams); James Fenimore Cooper’s The Spy, 1931; William Cullen Bryant: Representative Selections, 1935. Articles in Scandinavian Studies, Personalist, Modern Language Notes, Journal of English and Germanic Philology, Studies in Philology, Americana, New England Quarterly, American Literature, Dictionary of American Biography, Publications of the Modern Language Association, American Speech, South Atlantic Quarterly, American Review, Sewanee Review, Saturday Review of Literature.

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