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Realms of gold: Willard Spiegelman at TEDxSMU

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Published on Apr 27, 2014

Dr. Willard Spiegelman is Duwain E. Hughes Jr. Distinguished Professor of English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He earned his A.B. degree from Williams College magna cum laude and with highest honors in English. He did graduate work at Harvard, where he held Woodrow Wilson and Danforth fellowships and earned an A.M. and a Ph.D.

Professor Spiegelman has won three fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as major grants from the Rockefeller and Guggenheim Foundations.

He has been twice named an "Outstanding Professor" at SMU, and all of his books have been named "best faculty publication" by the university. He is also the recipient of the Perrine Prize of Phi Beta Kappa for distinguished intellectual achievement.

Professor Spiegelman is the author of two books about the English Romantic poets: Wordsworth's Heroes and Majestic Indolence: English Romantic Poetry and the Work of Art. He has also written The Didactic Muse: Scenes of Instruction in Contemporary American Poetry and dozens of scholarly articles on English and American poetry. He is a regular contributor to the "Leisure & Arts" page of The Wall Street Journal, and since 1984 he has been the editor-in chief of The Southwest Review, the country's fourth-oldest, continuously published literary quarterly.

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