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Name:  James Hurt  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1934 in Ashland, Kentucky


Illinois Connection

James Hurt taught at the University of Illinois from 1966 until his retirement in 2003.

Biographical and Professional Information

A much-loved and admired teacher, Jim won many teaching awards while teaching courses in drama as well as Irish, medieval, Midwestern, American and British literature. He taught at the University of Reading, England, as an exchange professor (1974-75) and at St. Patrick's College, Dublin, Ireland (1987-88).

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