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English language educator

Judith Helena Anderson, American English language educator. Member Modern Language Association (member Executive Committee Renaissance division 1973-1978, 86-90, delegate to assembly 1991-1993), American Association of University Professors, Spenser Society (president 1980, 88), Renaissance Society American (representative for English to county 1991-1993), Milton Society, ShakespeareAssn., Phi Beta Kappa.


Anderson, Judith Helena was born on April 21, 1940 in Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Oscar William and Beatrice Marguerite (Beaudry) Anderson.


AB magna cum laude, Radcliffe College, 1961; Master of Arts, Yale University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy, Yale University, 1965.


Instructor English, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1964-1966; assistant Professor of English, Cornell Univercity, Ithaca, New York, 1966-1972; visiting lecturer, College Seminar Program, Yale University, New Haven, 1973; visiting assistant Professor of English, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1973-1974; associate professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1974-1979; professor, Indiana U., Bloomington, since 1979; director graduate studies, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1986-1990, 93; member governing board university Institute for Advanced Study, Indiana U., Bloomington, 1983-1985, 86-88. Morris W. Croll lecturer Gettysburg College, 1988, Kathleen Williams lecturer, 1989, 95. Director Folger Institute Seminar, 1991.



Member Modern Language Association (executive committee Renaissance division 1973-1978, 86-90, delegate to assembly 1991-1993, publications committee 1999-2002), American Association of University Professors, international Spenser Society (president 1980, 88, Lifetime Achievement award 2004, executive committee 2007-2009, Isabel G. MacCaffrey prize 2009), Renaissance Society of America (representative for English to council 1991-1993, since 2009), Milton Society, Donne Society (executive committee 2004-2006), Shakespeare Association, Chaucer Society, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married E. Talbot Donaldson, May 18, 1971 (deceased April 1987).

Oscar William Anderson

Beatrice Marguerite (Beaudry) Anderson

E. Talbot Donaldson