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Literature critic , English language educator

George Lewis Levine, American literature and language professor, critic. Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1971-1972; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, 1978-1979; Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1983; Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio fellow, 1996, Bogliasco Foundation fellow, 1999, 2004, 2009, Mellon Research fellowship for Retired Faculty. Member Modern Language Association.


Levine, George Lewis was born on August 27, 1931 in New York City. Son of Harris Julius and Dorothy Sara (Podolsky) Levine.


Bachelor, New York University, 1952;Master of Arts, University of Minnesota, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, University of Minnesota, 1958.


Instructor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1959-1962, assistant professor, 1962-1965, associate professor, 1965-1968. Professor English Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, 1968—2006, chairman department, 1979-1983, Kenneth Burke professor, 1985—2006, professor emeritus, since 2006. Distinguished scholar in residence New York University, since 2007, New York University Gallatin School, since 2010.

Visiting professor University California-Berkeley, 1968, Stanford University, California, 1974-1975. Visiting research fellow Girton College, Cambridge University, England, 1983. Avalon professor literature Northwestern University, 1998.

Director Center Critical Analysis of Contemp. Culture, 1998-2006. With United States Army, 1953-1955.



Served with United States Army, 1953-1955. Member Modern Language Association, American Association of University Professors.


Married Margaret Bloom, August 19, 1956. Children: David Michael, Rachel Susan.

Harris Julius Levine

Dorothy Sara (Podolsky) Levine

Margaret Bloom

David Michael Levine

Rachel Susan Levine