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James Blakely Atkinson, American writer, editor. President Cornish (New Hampshire) History Society, since 1992. With infantry United States Army, 1956-1958. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America.

Background

Atkinson, James Blakely was born on November 24, 1934 in Honolulu. Son of Edward Clay and Gertrude (Blakely) Atkinson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts in History, Swarthmore College, 1956. Master of Arts in American Literature with honors, Columbia University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy in Comparative Literature with distinction, Columbia University, 1968.

Career

Teacher English, College Benjamin Franklin, Orléans, France, 1958-1959;teacher French, English and American history, St. David's School, New York City, 1960-1962;assistant Professor of English, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1966-1973;assistant Professor of English, Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana, 1973-1978;member core faculty, Capital U., Dayton, Ohio., 1978-1979;assistant Professor of English, Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey, 1979-1987;visiting scholar department Romance languages, University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989;independent scholar, since 1989.

Works

Membership

President Cornish (New Hampshire) History Society, since 1992. With infantry United States Army, 1956-1958. Member American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Association, Renaissance Society of America.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: hiking, gardening, art and antiques.

Connections

Married Starr Koester, September 10, 1960 (deceased October 1978). 1 child, Andreas Edward. Married Gretchen A. Holm, June 28, 1980.

Stepchildren: Nils, Katrina.

father:
Edward Clay Atkinson

mother:
Gertrude (Blakely) Atkinson

spouses:
Starr Koester

Gretchen A. Holm

children:
Andreas Edward Atkinson

Nils Atkinson

Katrina Atkinson