WILLIAM L. NANCE
William L. Nance, associate professor
of English, died on March 25, 1976. He was 43.
Professor Nance was born on January
9, 1933, in El Paso, Texas. He received a bachelor's degree from St.
Mary's University in San Antonio in 1955 and taught preparatory school
in St. Louis, Missouri, from 1955 to 1960. After studying at Notre Dame
University, he received a PhD in 1963.
Professor Nance began his university
teaching career at St. Mary's University in 1963. In 1965 he took a
position at The University of Texas at El Paso. Following those positions,
he held a Fulbright Professorship at the University of Lyon, France.
He joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin in 1968.
Professor Nance, whose specialty was American literature, published
two important studies: Katherine Anne Porter and the Art of Rejection
and The Worlds of Truman Capote.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo Acosta and posted
on the Faculty Council web site on December 20, 2000. Additional
biographical sources can be found in the UT Office of Public Affairs.