Nebraska Authors

Walter Francis Wright

Born 1912-01-01 Franklin County, IN (USA)

Died 1990-03-09
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Buried
Lincoln, NE (USA)

Interested in Victorian and early twentieth-century fiction, literary criticism, and philosophy of liberal education, Wright is remembered as a respected expert on the 19th century novel.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE
Miami, OH
Champaign, IL
Pullman, WA

Author Of

  • Fiction
  • Nonfiction

Keywords

Literary Criticism; Short Story

Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, Miami University, Miami, OH
Master of Arts Degree in English, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL
Ph.D., University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

Occupation

Professor of English
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Places Worked

University of Nebraska-Lincoln (1945-1982)
Washington State University, Pullman, WA
Doane College, Crete, NE

Honors

Elected to Phi Beta Kappa
President of Phi Beta Kappa, 1952
appointed Regents Professor of English, 1965

Associations

Modern Language Association
Willa Cather Society
British Conrad and Hardy Societies

Bibliography

Sensibility in English Prose Fiction, 1760-1814. 1937.
Romance and Tragedy in Joseph Conrad. 1949.
Art and Substance in George Meredith. 1953.
The Madness of Art: A Study of Henry James. 1962.
The Shaping of the Dynasts : A Study in Thomas Hardy. 1967.
Arnold Bennett: Romantic Realist. 1971.

Also published articles, short stories and reviews in magazines and professional publications

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