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language educator , priest

John Robert Barth, American language educator, priest. Recipient Howard Mumford Jones prize Harvard University, 1967; Dexter fellow, 1967; National Endowment of the Humanities summer grantee, 1969; American Council Learned Societies grantee, 1970; Harvard University research grantee, 1973.


Barth, John Robert was born on February 23, 1931 in Buffalo. Son of Philip C. and Mary K. (Eustace) Barth.


Bachelor of Arts, Fordham University, 1954;Master of Arts, Fordham University, 1956;Ph.L., Bellarmine College, 1955;Bachelor of Sacred Theology, Woodstock College, 1961;Licentiate of Sacred Theology, Woodstock College, 1962;Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1967.


Joined, Society of Jesus, Roman Catholic Church, 1948;teacher, English, French, Latin (Canisius High School), Buffalo, 1955-1958;assistant Professor of English, Canisius College, Buffalo, 1967-1970;assistant Professor of English, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970-1974;associate Professor of English, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1974-1977;professor, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1977-1979;Catherine Paine Middlebush Professor of English, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1979-1982;Professor of English, department chairman, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1980-1983;Professor of English, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1983-1985;Thomas I. Gasson Professor of English, Boston College, 1985-1986;Professor of English, U. Missouri-Columbia, 1986-1988;dean, College Arts and Sciences, Boston College, since 1988.



Trustee St. Louis University, 1974-1979, St. Peter's College, 1985-1991, College of the Holy Cross, 1989-1993, Canisius College, 1992-1998. Member American Association of University Professors, Conference on Christianity and Literature (director 1980-1983), Modern Language Association (delegate assembly 1979-1983, executive committee romantic division 1975-1979, executive committee religious approaches 1983-1987), North America Society Study Romanticism, Wordsworth-Coleridge Association (vice president 1978, president 1979), Keats-Shelley Association, Friends of Coleridge.


Philip C. Barth

Mary K. (Eustace) Barth