Arthur W. Secord

Arthur W. Secord

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

University of Illinois, Urbana

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Secord, Arthur Wellesley: Appointed (1) to investigate in England the life and works of Daniel Defoe, and (2) more particularly to study Defoe’s narrative method as revealed in certain of his novels; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1927.

Born November 7, 1891, at Emporia, Kansas. Education: Greenville College, A.B., 1916; University of Illinois, A.M., 1920, Ph.D., 1923. Scholar in English, 1919–20, Fellow in English, 1920–21, 1922–23, University of Illinois.

Assistant in English, 1921–22, Instructor, 1923–25, Associate, 1925–26, Assistant Professor and Secretary of the Department of English, 1926—, University of Illinois; Assistant Professor of English, University of Arkansas, Summer, 1924.

Publications: “The Narrative Method of Defoe,” 1924; reviews in the American Historical Review and the Journal of English and Germanic Philology.


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