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Edwin Blackwell Knowles

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Edwin Blackwell Knowles, American educator. Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Renaissance Society American (treasurer 1951-1967), Hispanic Society American (correspondent; member), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon.; Club: Andiron (president 1955-1958) (New York City).

Background

Knowles, Edwin Blackwell was born on May 14, 1903 in New York City. Son of Edwin B. and Grace E. (Western) Knowles.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Wesleyan College, Middletown, Connecticut, 1924. Master of Arts, New York University, 1929, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938.

Career

Instructor English, University of Illinois, 1925-1927, New York University, 1927-1942. Assistant professor Queens College, 1942-1948. Member of faculty Pratt Institute, 1948-1967, Professor of English, 1952-1967, department chairman, 1954-1964, dean div. general studies, 1960-1962.

Vice president of the board education Reformed Church American, 1962-1966.

Works

  • Author: Influence of Don Quixote on English Literature, 1938. Also articles, reviews comparative English-Spanish literature and history. Brooklyn New York.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, American Association University Professors, College English Association, National Council Teachers English, Renaissance Society American (treasurer 1951-1967), Hispanic Society American (correspondent. Member), Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. Club: Andiron (president 1955-1958) (New York City).

Connections

Married Lois Beckwith, May 25, 1929. Children: Lawrence B., Alison (Mistress.

father:
Edwin B. Knowles

mother:
Grace E. (Western) Knowles

spouse:
Lois Beckwith

children:
Lawrence B. Knowles

Alison (Mrs Knowles