Nebraska Authors

Dewey Alvin Jr. Ganzel

Born 1927-07-05 Albion, NE (USA)

Died 2011-01-31
Oberlin, OH (United States)

English Professor at Oberlin College

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE, 1927-1949
Chicago, IL
Oberlin, OH
Lahore, PAKISTAN, 1952-1953

Author Of

  • Biography
  • Nonfiction


Scholarship; Literary Criticism; Literary Biography


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1949, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Master of Arts Degree, 1953, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1958, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


High School English Teacher, Nebraska
Fulbright Scholar Lecturer, PAKISTAN
Professor of English, Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH

Places Worked

US Navy
Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH


WWII veteran


Mark Twain Abroad: The Cruise of the Quaker City. 1968.
Fortune and Men’s Eyes: The Career of John Payne Collier. 1982.

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