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English language educator

Jerome John McGann, American language educator. Recipient Mellon Achievement award, 2003, Richard Lyman award, 2002, James Russell Lowell award, 2002; Fulbright fellow, Fels Foundation fellow, England, 1965-1966; Guggenheim fellow, England, 1970-1971, 74-75; National Endowment of the Humanities fellow, England and Europe, 1975-1976, 87-88, since 2003. Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences; member: Modern Language Association.

Background

McGann, Jerome John was born on July 22, 1937 in New York City. Son of John Joseph and Marie Violet (Lecouffe) McGann.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Le Moyne College, 1959. Master of Arts, Syracuse University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1966.

Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), University Chicago, 1996.

Career

From assistant professor to professor, University of Chicago, 1966-1975;professor, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, 1975-1980;Dreyfuss professor humanities, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1980-1986;John Stewart Bryan university professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, since 1987.

Works

Membership

Fellow: American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: Modern Language Association.

Connections

Married Anne Patricia Lanni, July 26, 1938. Children: Geoffrey, Christopher, Jennifer.

father:
John Joseph McGann

mother:
Marie Violet (Lecouffe) McGann

spouse:
Anne Patricia Lanni

children:
Geoffrey McGann

Christopher McGann

Jennifer McGann