Nebraska Authors

Joseph Jay Jones

Born 1908-06-29 Peru, NE (USA)

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
New Zealand
South Africa

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


American Literature; Literary Scholarship; Literary Criticism


Bachelors Degree, 1930, University of Nebraska
Master of Arts and Ph.D., 1931 and 1934, Stanford University


Professor of English
Visiting Professor

Places Worked

Colorado State College, Fort Collins
University of Texas, Austin
University of Illinois
University of Minnesota
New Zealand
University of Hong Kong
South Africa


Warshaw Award of Western Humanities Research Association, 1952
Fulbright Lecturer in American Literature, New Zealand, 1953, University of Hong Kong, 1965
Smith-Mundt Professor of American Literature, South Africa, 1960


American Studies Association
Modern Language Association of America


Concordance to Poems of Sidney Lanier. 1939. (P.E. Graham)
Meier's Thoughts on Jesting. 1947. (editor)
Dryden Handbook of College Composition. 1949.
The Cradle of Erewhon: Samuel Butler in New Zealand. 1959.
American Literary Manuscripts. 1960. (editor)
Terranglia: The Case for English as World Literature. 1965. (editor)

Contributor to American Literature, and other journals.

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