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Literature educator , translator

Marilyn Gaddis Rose, American literature educator, translator. Fulbright fellow, University Lyon, France, 1953-1954, Humanities Research Centre Senior fellow, Australian National University, 1977.


Rose, Marilyn Gaddis was born on April 2, 1930 in Fayette, Missouri, United States. Daughter of Merrill Elmer and Florence Georgia (Lyon) Gaddis.


Bachelor, Central Methodist College, 1952. Master of Arts, University South Carolina, Columbia, 1955. Doctor of Philosophy, University Missouri, 1958.

Doctor of Humane Letters, Central Methodist College, 1987.


Instructor Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri, 1958-1968. Associate professor Indiana University, Bloomington, 1968. Professor comparative literature State University of New York, Binghamton, since 1968, distinguished service professor, since 1991, director translation program, 1973—2002, 2007—2010.

Transleter in field.



Board member Art Mission Theater & Gallery, Birmingham, since 2004. Member of Modern Language Association (delegate assembly 1974-1978, president Northeast section 1975-1976, delegate assembly 1984-1987, executive council 2004-2007), American Translators Association (board directors 1986-1988, managing editor series 1986-1996, endowed lecturer since 1998, Special Service award 1983, 1995, Alexander Gode award 1988), American Literature Translators (secretary-treasurer 1981-1983), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association New York.


Married James Leo Rose, December 23, 1956 (divorced 1966). Married Stephen David Ross, November 16, 1968 (divorced September 2005). 1 child David Gaddis Ross.

Merrill Elmer Gaddis

Florence Georgia (Lyon) Gaddis

James Leo Rose

Stephen David Ross

David Gaddis Ross Rose