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Lionel Stevenson

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Lionel Stevenson, British educator, author. Member Western College Association, vice president, 1946-1947.; Fellow Royal Society Literature; member Philological Association Pacific Coast (president 1948-1950), College English Association (Vice-President 1954), English Speaking Union (president Raleigh-Durham branch 1958-1960).; Clubs:.

Background

Stevenson, Lionel was born on July 16, 1902 in Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Henry and Mabel Rose (Cary) Stevenson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, U.B.C., 1922. Master of Arts, University Toronto, 1923. Ph. D., University of California, 1925.

Bachelor of Letters Oxford, 1935, married Lillian Sprague Jones, April 10, 1954. 1 daughter.

Career

Instructor, University of California, 1925-1930. Professor of English, head department Arizona State College, Tempe, 1930-1937. Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California, 1937-1941, associate professor, 1941-1944, professor, 1944-1955, head department, 1943-1955.

Professor of English, Duke, 1955-1972, department chairman 1964-1967. Visiting professor summers U. B.C., 1930, 40, 54, New York University, 1948, 62, U. Colorado, 1950, University of Illinois, 1952-1953. Visiting lecturer University of Oxford, 1960.

Berg visiting professor New York University, 1967-1968.

Works

  • Author: Appraisals of Canadian Literature, 1926. A Pool of Stars (poetry), 1926. Darwin Among the Poets, 1932.

    The Rose of the Sea (poetry), 1932. The Wild Irish Girl, 1936. Doctor Quicksilver, 1939.

    The Showman of Vanity Fair, 1947. (with Juris Doctor Cooke) English Literature of the Victorial Period, 1949. The Ordeal of George Meredith, 1953.

    The English Novel, a Panorama, 1960. History of the English Novel, Vol. XI, 1967. Editor: Victorian Fiction.

    A Guide to Research, 1964. Contributor articles to literature journals, United States, Canada England.

Membership

Member Western College Association, vice president, 1946-1947. Fellow Royal Society Literature. Member Philological Association Pacific Coast (president 1948-1950), College English Association (Vice-President 1954), English Speaking Union (president Raleigh-Durham branch 1958-1960).

Connections

father:
Henry Stevenson

mother:
Mabel Rose (Cary) Stevenson