Nebraska Authors

Ralph M. Wardle

Born 1909-05-10 Providence, RI (USA)

Died 1988-02-12
Wareham, MA (USA)

Professor of English and often, Chair of the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and its predecessor, 1938 - 1976. A well-published literary scholar and author of literary biographies.

The UNO Libraries' Archives and Special Collections (University of Omaha Collection) contains materials related to Wardle.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Cambridge, MA
Wareham, MA

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary Criticism; Literary Scholarship


Master of Arts Degree, 1934, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., 1940, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA


Literary scholar

Places Worked

Municipal University of Omaha and successor, the University of Nebraska-Omaha


The University of Nebraska-Omaha named a professorship, the Ralph Wardle Diamond Professor of Arts and Sciences, after him.


Mary Wollstonecraft. 1951.
Hazlitt. 1971.

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