Joseph Wood Krutch

Joseph Wood Krutch

Fellow: Awarded 1930
Field of Study: Literary Criticism

Competition: US & Canada

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

Krutch, Joseph Wood:  Appointed to write an extended essay on aesthetics; tenure, twelve months from June 1, 1930.

Born November 25, 1893, at Knoxville, Tennessee. Education: University of Tennessee, B.A., 1915; Columbia University, M.A., 1916, Ph.D., 1924 (Cutting Travelling Fellow, 1919–20).

Instructor in English, 1917–18, Columbia University; Associate Professor of English, 1920–24, Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; Dramatic Critic and Associate Editor, The Nation, since 1924; also special Lecturer with rank of Associate Professor, 1925–26, Vassar College; Associate in Journalism, Columbia University, since 1925.

Publications: “Comedy and Conscience After The Restoration,” 1924; (with others) “Our Changing Morals,” 1925; “Edgar Allan Poe: A Study in Genius,” 1926; “The Modern Temper,” 1929. Articles in many periodicals.

National Book, , 1955
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