Walter Silz

Walter Silz

Fellow: Awarded 1926
Field of Study: German and Scandinavian Literature
Fellow: Awarded 1960
Field of Study: German and Scandinavian Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Harvard University

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

Silz, Walter: Appointed for a study, in certain German libraries, of Heinrich von Kleist, aiming at a literary delimitation of Kleist, the establishment of his relationship to his literary contemporaries and predecessors, and of his place in German literary history; tenure, twelve months from August 1, 1926.

Born September 27, 1894, at Cleveland, Ohio. Education: Harvard University, A.B., 1917, A.M., 1918, Ph.D., 1922; Universities of Heidelberg and Munich, 1920–22.

Master in French and German, Hotchkiss School, Lakeville (Connecticut), 1918–20; Instructor in German, Harvard University, 1922—.

Publications: “Heinrich von Kleist’s Conception of the Tragic,” 1923; articles in Modern Language Notes, Publications of the Modern Language Association.


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