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English and comparative literature educator

Marjorie Gabrielle Perloff, American English and comparative literature educator. Guggenheim fellow, 1981-1982, National Education Association fellow, 1985; Phi Beta Kappa scholar,1994-1995. Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences; member Modern Language Association (executive county 1977-1981, American literature section since 1993), Comparative Literature Association (president 1993-1994), Literature Studies Academy.


Perloff, Marjorie Gabrielle was born on September 28, 1931 in Vienna, Austria. Arrived in the United States, 1998. Daughter of Maximilian and Ilse (Schueller) Mintz.


AB, Barnard College, 1953. Master of Arts, Catholic University, 1956. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University, 1965.

Doctor of Letters (honorary), Bird College, 2008.


Assistant professor English and comparative literature Catholic University, Washington, 1966-1968, associate professor, 1969-1971, University Maryland, 1971-1973, professor, 1973-1976. Florence R. Scott professor English University Southern California, Los Angeles, since 1976. Professor English and comparative literature Stanford (California) University, since 1986, Sadie Dernham professor humanities, since 1990, professor emerita, 2000.

Visiting professor University Utah, 2002. Florence Scott professor English emerita University Southern California, since 2004. Guest professor Beijing Language and Culture University, 2004.



Fellow American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member Modern Language Association (executive council 1977-1981, American literature section since 1993, 1st vice president 2005, president 2006), Comparative Literature Association (president 1993-1994, member advisory board Library. of America), Literature Studies Academy.


Married Joseph K. Perloff, July 31, 1953. Children— Nancy Lynn, Carey Elizabeth.

Maximilian Mintz

Ilse (Schueller) Mintz

Joseph K. Perloff

Carey Elizabeth Perloff

Nancy Lynn Perloff