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Earl Reeves Wasserman

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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