Keith Williams Fitzgerald Stavely was American librarian. Fellow Fulbright Foundation, India, 1964-1965, American Council Learned Societies, 1988-1989, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1989; recipient Modern Language Association prize Independent Scholars, 1988. Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Stavely, Keith Williams Fitzgerald was born on May 13, 1942 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Son of Homer Eaton and Elizabeth (Williams) Stavely.
Bachelor, Yale University, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1969. Master of Library Science, Simmons College, 1980.
Assistant professor English Boston University, 1969—1974, Ohio State University, 1990—1991. Lecturer English Boston College, 1975—1980. Adult services library Watertown Free Public Library., Massachusetts, 1979—1989, branch library, 1984—1989, head adult services, 1989—1990.
Reference library Somerville Public Library., Massachusetts, 1991—1992. Assistant administrator Fall River Public Library., 1992—1999, administrator, 1999—2008.
Winner of the 1988 Modern Language Association Prize for Independent Scholars "Using Paradise Lost as a touchstone first to the English Revolution and second to the way that revolution was transferred to America, Stavely convincingly argues that the 'structure of feeling' embodied in the poem persists through three centuries of American culture.
Author: Puritan Legacies: Paradise Lost and the New England Tradition, 1630-1890, 1987, paperback edition, 1990, The Politics of Milton's Prose Style, 1975. Co-author: Family Man: What Men Feel About Their Wives, Their Children, Their Parents, and Themselves, 1978, America's Founding Food: The Story of New England Cooking, 2004, Northern Hospitality: Cooking by the Book in New England. Contributor articles and reviews to professional publications.
Member Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Kathleen Fitzgerald, August 19, 1978. 1 child, Jonathan Keith.