Turner, Arlin 1909-1980

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Born in Abilene, Texas, Arlin Turner received his B.A. from West Texas State University in 1927 and his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Texas in 1930 and 1934, respectively. He joined the English Department at Duke University in 1953 and served until 1979. He was department chair from 1958-1964. Turner specialized in American literature, writing on Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain and other Southern humorists. He also served as managing editor of American Literature and reviewed contemporary works in literary journals. He died in 1980.

From the description of Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 162087915

From the guide to the Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979, (University Archives, Duke University)

Educator and literary historian.

From the description of Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 122299552

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referencedIn Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931-. Papers, 1972-1973. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Turner, Arlin. Arlin Turner papers, 1929-1980. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979 University Archives, Duke University.
referencedIn Anderson, Carl Lennart. Papers, 1977-1982. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
creatorOf Turner, Arlin. Arlin Turner papers, 1953-1979. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Thorp, Willard, 1899-1990. Papers, 1980-1983. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Fisher, Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin Fisher Papers, 1963-2001 (bulk 1967-2001) Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
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associatedWith Allen, Gay Wilson, 1903-1995. person
associatedWith Anderson, Carl Lennart. person
associatedWith Anderson, John Q. person
associatedWith Associated Research Council. corporateBody
associatedWith Bruccoli, Matthew Joseph, 1931- person
associatedWith Budd, Louis J. person
associatedWith Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925. person
associatedWith Colvert, James B. person
associatedWith Cone, Eddie Gay, 1938- person
associatedWith Duke University corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Curriculum Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Dept. of English. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Graduate Ad Hoc Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Graduate Affairs Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Duke University. Humanities Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Fisher, Benjamin Franklin. person
associatedWith Hawthorne, Nathaniel, 1804-1864. person
associatedWith Jay B. Hubbell Center for American Literary Historiography. corporateBody
associatedWith Modern Language Association of America. American Literature Section. corporateBody
associatedWith Mordell, Albert, 1885- person
associatedWith Pearson, Norman Holmes, 1909-1975. person
associatedWith Stafford, William, 1914-1993. person
associatedWith Thorp, Willard, 1899-1990. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edmund, 1895-1972. person
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United States
Southern States
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College teachers--Correspondence
Authors, American
Universities and colleges--Curricula
American literature--Study and teaching
Committees
American wit and humor
American literature--Study and teaching (Higher)
American literature
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Birth 1909

Death 1980

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