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English literature educator

Harold Jenkins, British English literature educator. Recipient Shakespeare prize Stiftung FVS, Hamburg, Germany, 1986, fellowship British Academy, United Kingdom, 1989.


JENKINS, Harold was born on July 19, 1909 in Shenley, United Kingdom. Son of Henry Jenkins and Mildred (Carter) Jenkins.


Bachelor with honors, University College, London, 1930. Master of Arts with distinction, University College, 1933. Doctor of Letters, University Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1944.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Iona College, New Rochelle, 1983.


William Noble fellow University Liverpool, England, 1935-1936. Lecturer in English University Witwatersrand, 1936-1945. Reader in English University College, London, 1946-1954.

Professor of English Westfield College, 1954-1967. Regius professor of rhetoric and English literature University Edinburgh, Scotland, 1967-1971, professor emeritus Scotland, since 1971. Visiting professor Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, 1957-1958, University Oslo, Norway, 1974.

General editor Arden Shakespeare, 1958-1982.


Fellow University College London. Member Athenaeum Club, Malone Society (president since 1990).


Married Gladys Grace Puddifoot, January 23, 1939 (deceased 1984).

Henry Jenkins

Mildred (Carter) Jenkins

Gladys Grace Puddifoot