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James Aiken Work

educator

James Aiken Work, American educator. Fellow Medieval Academy of America; member of the American Association University Professors, American Federation Radio Artists, Modern Language Association American, Philological Association Pacific Coast, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi.

Background

Work, James Aiken was born on November 7, 1904 in Washington, Iowa, United States. Son of James Aiken and Amy Martha (Wilde) Work.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Grinnell College, 1926. Doctor of Philosophy., Yale, 1934.

Career

1 son, James Aiken. Instructor in English, Brown U., 1926-1928, Northwestern University, 1932-1936, assistant professor, 1936-1940, Wayne U., 1940-1942, associate professor, 1942-1944. Professor of English Stanford, 1944-1951. Professor of English, department chairman, Indiana U., since 1951.

Acting executive head, Department English, Stanford, summer, 1946, acting dean, School Humanities, summers 1947, 1948. Visiting professor summers: U. Missouri, 1940, 49, San Jose State College, 1950.

Works

  • Editor: Laurence Sterne’s Tristram Shandy, 1940. Contributor articles on Chaucer and on eighteenth-century literature to various literature and language journals.

Membership

Fellow Medieval Academy of America. Member of the American Association University Professors, American Federation Radio Artists, Modern Language Association American, Philological Association Pacific Coast, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Delta Chi.

Connections

Married Constance Perley, September 1, 1928.

father:
James Aiken Work

mother:
Amy Martha (Wilde) Work

spouse:
Constance Perley