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Literary and cultural historian, biographer and poet, Carl Bode taught for many years in the English Department at the University of Maryland and authored or edited scores of books. He served as visiting professor at the Claremont Colleges, Stanford University, and the University of Wisconsin, and from 1957 to 1959 he was cultural attache to the American Embassy in London and chairman of the United States Educational Commission in the United Kingdom. He has been honored with fellowships from the Ford Foundation, the Newberry Library, and the Guggenheim Foundation and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, United Kingdom. He was founder and first president of the American Studies Association and is former chairman of the Maryland Arts Council. Mr. Bode was an occasional columnist for the Baltimore Evening Sun. [adapted from Maryland (1978)]
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