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George K. Anderson

educator

George K. Anderson, American educator. member of faculty Brown U., 1927-1972, Professor of English, 1947-1972; Member Medieval Academy American, Renaissance Society American, New England College English Association (president 1968), Modern Language Association, Rhode Island, Vermont history societies.

Background

Anderson, George K. was born on October 20, 1901 in Springfield, Illinois, United States. Son of George Everett and Mary Aletta (Kumler) Anderson.

Education

Student Tome School, 1912-1914, Phillips Exeter Academy, 1914-1916. Bachelor of Arts, Harvard, 1920, A.M., 1921, Doctor of Philosophy., 1925. A.M. (honorary), Brown U., 1947.

Doctor of Letters, Middlebury College, 1966. Doctor of Humane Letters, Rhode Island College, 1973.

Career

Istr. English, George Washington University, 1924-1927. Member of faculty Brown U., 1927-1972, Professor of English, 1947-1972. Department chairman English, 1950-1960, professor emeritus, 1972-1980.

Visiting Professor of English, Bread Loaf School English, Middlebury College, 1931-1933. 36-37, 40-42, 44, 47-55, 57-58, 60-61, 63-75, Robert Frost Professor of English, 1971, New York State Teachers College, 1938-1939. Guggenheim fellow, 1945.

Works

  • Author: The Literature of England, 1936. The Generation, 1939. The Literature of the Anglo-Saxons, 1949.

    The World in Literature, 1950-1951. English Literature from the Beginnings to 1485, 1962. The Legend of the Wandering Jew, 1965.

    The First Fifty Years, 1969. Schoolboy with Satchel, 1979. The Saga of the Volsungs, 1981.

    Contributor chapters to books, articles to professional publications.

Membership

Member of faculty Brown U., 1927-1972, Professor of English, 1947-1972. Member Medieval Academy American, Renaissance Society American, New England College English Association (president 1968), Modern Language Association, Rhode Island, Vermont history societies.

Connections

Married Ethel Mary Humphrey, October 30, 1933. Children: Margaret, John.

father:
George Everett Anderson

mother:
Mary Aletta (Kumler) Anderson

spouse:
Ethel Mary Humphrey

children:
Margaret Anderson

John Anderson