Nicholas T. Joost was a respected editor, author, and educator. He began his academic teaching career as an instructor in English literature at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, 1947-1949. From 1949-1954, he was assistant professor at Loyola University, Chicago; from 1954-1958, he was associate professor at Assumption College, Worcester, Massachusetts; and from 1958 until his death in 1980, Dr. Joost was professor of English at the Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville. From 1960 until 1963 he was head of SIU's Humanities Division, which he organized. Dr. Joost wrote several award-winning books about The Dial. It was an avant-garde literary journal of the 1920's that was founded and edited by Scofield Thayer. "Scofield Thayer and The Dial" received the Chicago Book Clinic Award 1964. It was published by the SIU Press. Author: from the finding aid of Nicholas Joost Papers at Georgetown University Library
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