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[Photo]: Frances Dodson Rhome

Frances Dodson Rhome (Deceased) (Retired)


Professor Emerita of English (deceased)


B.A. University of California (Los Angeles) 1937
M.A. New Mexico State University 1960
Ph.D. Indiana University 1969
Post-graduate: I.U. Law School, St. Peter's College, Oxford University

Academic Interests

Renaissance literature (with emphasis on Shakespeare and period playwrights), Greek classical literature (especiallytragedy), women's literature, modern literature, women authors and roles in literature and Southwestern literature


Liberal Arts Outstanding Faculty Award 1986,
National Endowment of the Humanities (Congressional appointment) 1979-1988,
Sagamore of the Wabash 1986,
and Community Leader and Noteworthy American Award 1973-1975, 1978


in The Upstart Crow, Vol. IV, Women: Working It Out (1978), and Mad Metamorphoses (1986)


Director of Humanities Institute;
Chairman, Indianapolis Shakespeare Association Board;
member, Indianapolis Art League Executive Committee;
Vice-president,Governor's Commission on Women;
Vice-president, Mayor's Task Force on the Status of Women;
member, numerous community organizations;
and speaker at civic events

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