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Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie

educator

Elliott Van Kirk Dobbie, American educator. Member rationing board O.P.A., 1943-1945.; Member Modern Language Association American, Linguistic Society American, Modern Humanities Research Association, Linguistic Circle New York, American Dialect Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Dobbie, Elliott Van Kirk was born on May 9, 1907 in Brooklyn. Son of Thomas William and Amanda Mabel (Van Kirk) Dobbie.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1927, A.M., 1928, Doctor of Philosophy., 1937.

Career

1 son, William Andrew. Instructor English L.I.U., 1928-1929. Lecturer English, Columbia, 1934-1937, instructor, 1937-1942, assistant professor, 1942-1945, associate professor, 1945-1951, professor since 1951.

Fellow Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, 1948-1949.

Works

  • Author: The Exeter Book (with George Philip Krapp), 1936. The Manuscripts of Caedmon’s Hymn and Bede’s Death Song, 1937. The Anglo-Saxon Minor Poems, 1942.

    Beowulf and Judith, 1953. Assistant editor American Speech, 1939-1940, associate editor, 1941, since 1948, managing editor 1942-1947.

Membership

Member rationing board O.P.A., 1943-1945. Member Modern Language Association American, Linguistic Society American, Modern Humanities Research Association, Linguistic Circle New York, American Dialect Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Mary Lorraine Kout, June 29, 1937.

father:
Thomas William Dobbie

mother:
Amanda Mabel (Van Kirk) Dobbie

spouse:
Mary Lorraine Kout