Rod Jellema

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Rod Jellema
Biographical information
EducationPhD at the University of Edinburgh
OccupationAcademic, writer

Rod Jellema (1927 - 2018) was an American poet, teacher, and translator. In 1956 Jellema began teaching introductory literature and composition courses at the University of Maryland, where he now is Professor Emeritus of English.[1][2]

During spring 1966, Jellema corresponded with J.R.R. Tolkien concerning the controversy surrounding W.H. Auden's intended book on Tolkien (see letter Letter to Rod Jellema).[3]

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  1. David Garret Izzo, W.H. Auden: A Legacy, "Contributors", p. xviii
  2. Alumni Profile • Rod Jellema ’51 at (accessed 9 November 2010)
  3. Rod Jellema, "Auden on Tolkien: The Book that Isn't, and the House that Brought it Down", in W.H. Auden: A Legacy, pp. 39-45