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Earl Reeves Wasserman

Earl Reeves Wasserman, American educator. Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946.; Member Modern Language Association, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Wasserman, Earl Reeves was born on November 11, 1913 in Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Samuel and Jennie (Applestein) Wasserman.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philisophy, Johns Hopkins, 1937.

    Career

    • Instructor, assistant professor, associate professor of University Illinois, 1938-1948. Associate professor Johns Hopkins, 1948-1953, professor, 1953-1969, Caroline Donovan professor, 1969-1973. Visiting professor of University Wisconsin, summer 1951, Columbia, 1959, 61, U. Washington, 1962, U. Colorado, 1963, Harvard, 1966.

      Guggenheim fellow, 1967-1968.

    Works

    • Author: Elizabethan Poetry in the Eighteenth Century, 1947. The Finer Tone, Keats’ Major Poems, 1953. The Subtler Language.

      Critical Reading of Neo-classic and Romantic Poems, 1959. Pope’s Epistle to Bathurst, 1960. Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound.

      A Critical Reading, 1965. Senior editor ELH a WASSERMAN Journal English Literary History. Editorial board Studies in English Literature.

      Contributor professor journals.

    Membership

    Served as Lieutenant (junior grade) United States Navy Reserve, 1944-1946. Member Modern Language Association, American Academy Arts and Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa. Clubs: Johns Hopkins, Tudor and Stuart (Baltimore).

    Connections

    • Married Eleanor B. Franklin, October 15, 1937.
    • father: Samuel Wasserman
    • mother: Jennie (Applestein) Wasserman
    • spouse: Eleanor B. Franklin
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    Born November 11, 1913
    Died March 3, 1973
    (aged 59)
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