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Don Cameron Allen

Don Cameron Allen, American author, educator. Member Modern Language Association (editorial committee 1946-1961, vice president 1966), American Association University Professors, Malone Society, Renaissance Society (council), International Association University Professors English (Executive Committee), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi, Chi Psi.; Club: Tudor and Stuart.

Background

  • Allen, Don Cameron was born on December 5, 1903 in St. Louis. Son of Alvin James and Anna (Wienmann) Allen.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Illinois, 1926, Doctor of Philosophy., 1931, Doctor of Hebrew Literature, 1971. A.M., Washington University, 1927. Doctor of Humane Letters, University Chicago, 1971.

      Doctor of Laws, Johns Hopkins, 1972.

    Career

    • 1 daughter, Mary Whitney. Assistant instructor English, University of Illinois, 1927-1928. Instructor Purdue University, 1929-1930.

      Professor, head department Illinois Wesleyan University, 1931-1932. Instructor to assistant professor State College Washington, 1932-1938. Assistant to associate professor Duke, 1938-1942.

      Associate Professor of English, Johns Hopkins, 1942-1945, professor, 1945-1971, Sir William Osler professor, 1950. Visiting summer professor Ohio U., North Carolina College, 1939-1942, Johns Hopkins, 1941, Northwestern University, 1947, University of Illinois, 1949, New York University, 1950. F.I. Carpenter professor University of Chicago, 1948.

      Sesquicentennial lecturer U. North Carolina, 1946, Baskerville Brown U., 1947. Taft lecturer U. Cincinnati, 1950. Scott lecturer Washington U., 1956.

      Lecturer U. Colorado, 1957-1961. Johnson professor of University Wisconsin, 1961-1962. American Council fellow in Europe, 1935-1936.

      Fulbright Research fellow, Oxford, 1950-1951. National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1967-1968.

    Works

    • Author: The Star-Crossed Renaissance, 1942. The Legend of Noah, 1950. Doubt’s Boundless Sea, 1964.

      Editor: Treatise Poetrie (Francis Meres), 1933. Palladis Tamia (Francis Meres), 1939. The Owles Almanacke, 1943.

      The Essayes of Sir William Cornwallis, 1946 A Strange Metamorphosis, 1950. Recent Literature of the Renaissance, 1939-1950. That Soveraine Light (with W. Mueller), 1952.

      The Harmonious Vision, 1954. Paradoxes, 1956
    • (with others) A Critical Bibliography of French Literature, 1956. (with others) Masters of British Literature, 2 vols., 1958.

      Four Poets on Poetry, 1959. Image and Meaning, 1960. Moment of Poetry, 1962.

      A Celebration of Poets, 1967. The Doctor of Philosophy. in English and American Literature, 1967. (with H.T. Rowell) The Poetic Tradition, 1968.

      Mysteriously Meant, 1970. Editor: English Literary History. Associate editor Modern Language Notes, Revista di Litteratuer Moderne, Isis, Studies in English Literature, English Language Notes.

      Contributor articles, reviews, verse to American, European philological, literature journals.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association (editorial committee 1946-1961, vice president 1966), American Association University Professors, Malone Society, Renaissance Society (council), International Association University Professors English (Executive Committee), American Philosophical Society, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi, Chi Psi. Club: Tudor and Stuart.

    Connections

    • Married Mary Whitney Coble, February 1, 1929.
    • father: Alvin James Allen
    • mother: Anna (Wienmann) Allen
    • spouse: Mary Whitney Coble
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    Born December 5, 1903
    Died August 4, 1972
    (aged 68)
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