instructor, assistant and associate professor, professor of
English and American Studies, department chair Hamlin
Hill held several titles at UNM in three stints as a faculty
at his familys summer home in Seven Springs, NM, when
he was hospitalized with a blood clot in his lungs. He died
in Los Alamos on July 16.
first run at UNM was from 1959-1961. He left to take a position
at the University of Wyoming for two years, but returned to
UNM in 1963. In 1968, he took a position at the University of
Chicago, but came back to UNM English and American Studies from
many honors and awards, Hill was a three-time Fulbright scholar,
studying and teaching in Germany and Denmark. He was a John
Simon Guggenheim Fellow; earned the Charlie Chaplin
Award from the American Humor Studies Association. He also served
as the organizations president.
Hill was the UNM Annual Research Lecturer in 1982 and was named
the United States Information Agencys 1984-85 resident
scholar in American Studies.
many scholarly papers on humor, particularly regional American
humor, and on Mark Twain. His audiences included the Modern
Language Association and the American Studies Association.
abroad in Barcelona, Zaragoza and Madrid as well as in Helsinki,
Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Saarbrücken.
many literature texts and wrote or edited more than a dozen
books including, Gods Fool, Mark Twain.
donations may be made to the St. Thomas Church Building Fund,
906 George Bush Drive, College Station, Tex., 77840.