Rod Jellema

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

Rod Jellema (born 1927) is 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