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German language and literature educator

Judith Lyndal Ryan, German language and literature educator. National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1978; Humboldt-Stiftung grantee, 1970-1971. Member Modern Language Association (delegate 1973-1975, 77-79, programs committee 1980-1983, executive county 1987-1990, nominating committee 1994-1995, editorial board Texts and Translations Series, 1991-1994), American Association of University Professors (president Smith College chapter 1982-1983).

Background

Ryan, Judith Lyndal was born on April 6, 1943 in Sydney, Australia. Came to the United States, 1967. Daughter of William Matthew and Kathleen (Ferris) O'Neil.

Education

Bachelor with honors, University Sydney, 1964. Doctor Phil., University Munster, Westfalia, West Germany, 1970.

Career

Research student, University Sydney, 1965;instructor, assistant professor then associate professor, German Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1967-1979;professor German, German Smith College, since 1979;Doris Silbert professor humanities, German Smith College, 1982-1985;professor German and comparative literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1985-1990;Robert K. & Dale J. Weary professor German and comparative literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, since 1990;department chairman comparative literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1988-1993;chair department Germanic languages and literature, Harvard University, Cambridge, 1993-1996. Visiting associate professor Brown U., Providence, 1978-1979.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (delegate 1973-1975, 77-79, programs committee 1980-1983, executive council 1987-1990, nominating committee 1994-1995, editorial board Texts and Translations Series, 1991-1994), American Association of University Professors (president Smith College chapter 1982-1983).

Connections

Married Lawrence Ryan, February 24, 1964 (divorced 1985). Children: Antony Lawrence, Vanessa Lyndal. Married Lawrence A. Joseph, September 26, 1986.

father:
William Matthew O'Neil

mother:
Kathleen (Ferris) O'Neil

spouses:
Lawrence Ryan

Lawrence A. Joseph

children:
Antony Lawrence Ryan

Vanessa Lyndal Ryan