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DEBICKI, Andrew P.

Biografía

Hijo de un diplomático polaco emigrado a los EEUU, Andrew Debicki cursó estudios en la Universidad de Yale, donde obtuvo el doctorado en literaturas hispánicas en 1960. Ha enseñado en Trinity College, Grinnell College, y la universidad de Kansas, donde es actualmente "Distinguished Professor" y decano de la escuela de postgrado y de estudios internacionales. Ha obtenido becas de la fundación Guggenheim, del American Council of Learned Societies, del National Endowment for the Humanities, y del National Humanities Center, y obtenido premios de investigación y de enseñanza. Debicki es autor de ocho libros acerca de la poesía, entre los cuales se cuentan Estudios sobre poesía contemporánea; la generación de 1924-25 1968, 1981), La poesía de Jorge Guillén (1973), Poesía del conocimiento 1982, 1987 y Angel González (1989). En 1994 la editorial de la universidad de Kentucky publicó su Spanish Poetry of the Twentieth Century: Modernity and Beyond 20; la editorial Gredos publico una version en espanol en 1997. El Dr. Debicki ha también editado varios tomos y publicado numerosos artículos. Andrew P. Debicki obtained his B.A. (summa cum laude) and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish literature at Yale University, in 1955 and 1960, respectively. He taught at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn., and Grinnell College, Iowa before coming to the University of Kansas in 1968 as Professor of Spanish. In 1972 he obtained the Standard Oil Prize for excellence in teaching, and in 1976 he was named University Distinguished Professor. Debicki is the author of eight books of criticism and numerous articles on Spanish poetry, and has edited or co-edited six additional volumes. He has held postdoctoral fellowships from the American Council of Learned Societies, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation (twice), the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Humanities Center (twice). He has directed NEH-sponsored summer seminars for college teachers three times, and was the P.I. for a Department of Education grant. In 1983 he received the Higuchi-Balfour Jeffrey research award at the University of Kansas. He has served on numerous national panels and committees, including the Modern Language Association Executive Council, the National Humanities Center selection jury, and review panels for the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies. He has been a member of the Graduate Record Examination Board and the TOEFL Policy Council and Executive Committee. In 1993, he was the Foreign Language Honoree of the Philological Association of the Carolinas. In 1999, he received the career Award for Distinguished Service from the Association of Departments of Foreign Languages. In the course of his career at the University of Kansas, Debicki has served as Co-Director for the Center for Humanistic Studies (1977-82), Acting Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (1985-87), and Director of the Hall Center for the Humanities (1989-93). In 1993, he became Dean of the Graduate School and from 1994 to 1996 was Vice Chancellor for Research, Graduate Studies, and Public Service. From 1996 to 2000, he served as Dean of the Graduate School and International Programs.