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Emily Stipes Watts

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Nationality  American
Period  1963–2005
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Born  Emily Stipes March 16, 1936 Urbana, Illinois, United States (1936-03-16)
Occupation  Professor of English, writer
Genre  Essays, literary criticism
Subject  Arts, poetry, literature
Notable awards  John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow (1973-1974)
Education  University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign (1963)
Notable award  Guggenheim Fellowship (1973–1974)
Books  The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Humanities, US & Canada

Emily Stipes Watts (born 16 March 1936) is an American educator, writer, and literary historian. In parallel with her academic career, she wrote Ernest Hemingway and the Arts (1971), The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945 (1978) and The Businessman in American Literature (1982). A laureate of the Guggenheim Fellowship, she also served as chair of the Illinois Board of Higher Education.

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Early life

Emily Stipes was born March 16, 1936 in Urbana, Illinois, the daughter of Royal Arthur Stipes and Virginia Louise Schenck. She was a student at Smith College until 1956 and then at University of Illinois, where she obtained: a Bachelor of Arts (1958), a Master of Arts (Woodrow Wilson National fellow, 1959), and a PhD for her thesis on Jonathan Edwards and the Cambridge Platonists (1963). She married Robert Allan Watts on 31 August 1958.

Career

Stipes Watts was appointed instructor in the English language department at the University of Illinois at Urbana (1963-1967), and then assistant professor (1967-1973). In 1971, she published Ernest Hemingway and the Arts.

She was granted a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellowship in 1973-1974 and appointed associate professor (1973-1977), professor and director of graduate studies at the English department (1977—2005), and professor emerita since 2005. In 1978, she published The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945.

Stipes Watts was appointed chairman of the Board of directors of the University of Illinois Athletic Association (1981-1983). In 1982, she published The Businessman in American Literature.

She has been a member of the faculty advisory committee of the Illinois Board of Higher Education since 1984, and became its vice chairman (1986-1987), then chairman (1987-1988). Stipes Watts is also a member of the American Institute of Archaeology, the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers, the Authors Guild, the Illinois History Society, The Philadelphia Society, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Kappa Phi.

Works

  • Stipes Watts, Emily (1963). Jonathan Edwards and the Cambridge Platonists (Thesis/dissertation). Urbana: University of Illinois. 
  • Stipes Watts, Emily (1971). Ernest Hemingway and the Arts. University of Illinois Press. ISBN 978-0-252-00169-7. 
  • Stipes Watts, Emily (1978). The Poetry of American Women from 1632 to 1945. Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press. ISBN 0-292-76450-2. 
  • Stipes Watts, Emily (1982). The Businessman in American Literature. Frederick, Maryland: Beard Books. ISBN 978-1-587-98235-4. 
  • References

    Emily Stipes Watts Wikipedia


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