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Margaret Mary McGowan, British language educator. Fellow: Royal Academy Arts, British Academy (vice president 1996-1998).


McGowan, Margaret Mary was born on December 21, 1931 in Deeping St. James, England. Daughter of George and Elizabeth McGowan.


Bachelor, University Reading, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy in French, University Reading, 1959. Daughter of Little (honorary), University Sussex, 1998.


Her work is primarily focused on the late Renaissance and the fin-de-siècle period at the end of the nineteenth century. She did her dissertation at the Warburg Institute of the University of London under the supervision of Frances Yates, published subsequently as In addition to nearly a dozen books she has published over eighty articles and book chapters. McGowan is one of the first scholars to focus on the history of dance in the early modern period and served as Assistant Editor for the journal Dance Research for several decades, helping to shape the field of early dance.


Fellow: Royal Academy Arts, British Academy (vice president 1996-1998).


Married Sydney Anglo.

George McGowan

Elizabeth McGowan

Sydney Anglo.