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Harold Jenkins

Harold Jenkins, British English literature educator. Recipient Shakespeare prize Stiftung FVS, Hamburg, Germany, 1986, fellowship British Academy, United Kingdom, 1989. Fellow University College London; member Athenaeum Club, Malone Society (president since 1990).

Background

  • JENKINS, Harold was born on July 19, 1909 in Shenley, Bucks. Son of Henry Jenkins and Mildred (Carter) Jenkins.

  • Education

    • Bachelor with honors, University College, London, 1930. Master of Arts with distinction, University College, 1933. Doctor of Letters, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1944.

      Doctor of Letters (honorary), Iona College, New Rochelle, 1983.

    Career

    • William Noble fellow University Liverpool, England, 1935-1936. Lecturer in English University Witwatersrand, 1936-1945. Reader in English University College, London, 1946-1954.

      Professor of English Westfield College, 1954-1967. Regius professor of rhetoric and English literature University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967-1971, professor emeritus Scotland, since 1971. Visiting professor Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1957-1958, University Oslo, Norway, 1974.

      General editor Arden Shakespeare, 1958-1982.

    Works

    • Author: Life and Work of Henry Chettle, 1934, Edward Benlowes, 1952. Editor (Arden edition) Hamlet, 1982. Contributor articles to professional journals.

    Membership

    Fellow University College London. Member Athenaeum Club, Malone Society (president since 1990).

    Connections

    • Married Gladys Grace Puddifoot, January 23, 1939 (deceased 1984).
    • father: Henry Jenkins
    • mother: Mildred (Carter) Jenkins
    • spouse: Gladys Grace Puddifoot
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    • 1930
      University College
    • 1933
      University College
    • 1944
      University Witwatersrand
    • 1983
      Iona College
    • 1935 - 1936
      William Noble fellow, University Liverpool
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1936 - 1945
      lecturer, in English University Witwatersrand
    • 1946 - 1954
      reader in English University College
      London, Mpumalanga, South Africa
    • 1954 - 1967
      professor, of English Westfield College
    • 1967 - 1971
      Regius professor, of rhetoric and English literature University Edinburgh
      Scotland, Connecticut, United States
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