Philip Furia

Professor - Department of Creative Writing
Interim Chair - Department of Theatre


PhD, University of Iowa, 1970
MFA, Iowa Writers Workshop, 1970
MA, University of Chicago, 1966
BA, Oberlin College, 1965

Songs From Hollywood America's Songs Skylark Irving Berlin Ira Gershwin Poets of Tin Pan Alley Punds Cantos


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Faculty Scholarship Award, University of North Carolina Wilmington, 2006
Presented with the Key to the City of Savannah by Mayor Floyd Adams for Skylark: The Life and Times of Johnny Mercer, the first biography of the Savannah-born songwriter, 2003.
Scholar of the College, University of Minnesota, 1991-94
Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Minnesota, College of Continuing Education and Extension, 1989
Fulbright Professorship, University of Graz (Austria), 1982‑83

Great American Songbook

Listen to Phil's The Great American Songbook, featured on WHQR:

Great American Songbook

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