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Linton Lomas Barrett

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Linton Lomas Barrett, American educator. Member Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman various groups), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president Virginia chapter). International Colloquium Luso-Brazilian Studies, Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies (past secretary-general), Modern Foreign Language Association Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

Barrett, Linton Lomas was born on September 1, 1904 in Lanett, Alabama, United States. Son of Linton Stephens and Carrie Elizabeth (Lomas) Barrett.

Education

Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude, Mercer U., 1928. DuPont fellow, University of Virginia, 1930-1931. Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1938.

Catedratico Vitalicio (honorary), Universidad Central. Quito. Ecuador, 1953.

Career

; 1 son, Arthur Lomas. Married second, Marie Hamilton McDavid, May 26, 1937. 1 daughter, Ellen Marie.

From instructor to professor Mercer University, University Alabama, Furman University, University North Carolina, Princeton, U. Kansas, 1928-1948. Professor Romance langs., Washington and Lee University, head department, 1960-1970, professor, 1970-1972. Visiting professor Spanish, U. North Carolina, summers.

Public affairs officer American embassy. Bogota, Colombia, 1951. Quito, Ecuador, 1951-1953.

Fellow Southeastern Institute Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Duke University, summer 1966. Lecturer Universidad Central, 1952. Board examiners College Entrance Examination Board, 1954-1957.

Director National Defense Education Act Language Institute, 1965. Research fellow cooperative program in the humanities Duke-North Carolina, 1965-1966.

Works

  • Author: The Supernatural in the Spanish Non-Religious Comedia of the Golden Age. 1938. Editor: A Mediaeval Italian Anthology, 1938. Five Centuries of Spanish Mediaeval Italian Anthology, 1938.

    Five Centuries of Spanish Literature: From the Cid to the Golden Age, 1962. Translator 10 novels, other books from the Portuguese. Associate editor: Hispania, 1950-1964.

    Contributor articles to professional journals, United States, Mexico, Ecuador, Spain.

Membership

Member Modern Language Association (secretary, chairman various groups), American Association Teachers Spanish and Portuguese (president Virginia chapter). International Colloquium Luso-Brazilian Studies, Southeastern Conference on Latin American Studies (past secretary-general), Modern Foreign Language Association Virginia, Phi Beta Kappa.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Elliott, June 1929 (deceased.; married second, Marie Hamilton McDavid, May 26, 1937.

father:
Linton Stephens Barrett

mother:
Carrie Elizabeth (Lomas) Barrett

spouses:
Elizabeth Elliott

Marie Hamilton McDavid