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Literature educator

Maureen Holmberg Fries, American English literature educator ( hum: library study, Educated)English literature educator. Member American Classical League, International Association University professors of English, International Courtly Literature Society, Medieval Academy of America, Modern Language Association (chairperson Arthurian Discussion Group.

Background

Fries, Maureen Holmberg was born on July 14, 1931 in Buffalo. Daughter of Howard Henry and Margaret Teresa (Wiley) Holmberg.

Education

AB magna cum laude, D'Youville College, 1952. Master of Arts, Cornell Univercity, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, State University of New York-Buffalo, 1969.

Advertising copywriter Eastman Advertising Company, Ithaca, New York, 1953-1954, Coe Advertising Company, Syracuse, New York, 1954. Free-lance journalist, Buffalo, 1964-1969. Teaching fellow State University of New York-Buffalo, 1965-1969.

Assistant professor New York State University College at Fredonia, 1969-1973, associate professor, 1973-1977, professor medieval British literature, 1977-1990, distinguished teaching professor, 1990^. Moss chair of excellence in English, U. Memphis, 1995. Lecturer and consultant in field.

Participant, chairman numerous confs.

Career

Advertising copywriter Eastman Advertising Company, Ithaca, New York, 1953—1954, Coe Advertising Company, Syracuse, 1954. Free-lance journalist Buffalo, 1964—1969. Teaching fellow State University of New York-Buffalo, 1965—1969.

Assistant professor State University College, Fredonia, 1969—1973, associate professor, 1973—1977, professor medieval British literature, 1977—1990, distinguished teaching professor, since 1990. Moss chair excellence English University Memphis, 1995. Lecturer & consultant in field.

Reader various publications.

Works

Membership

Member editorial board Quondam et Futurus: A Journal of Arthurian Interpretations, since 1984. Member of Modern Language Association (chairperson Arthurian Discussion Group, member executive committee 1978-1982, organizer, chairperson northeastern & southeastern chapters), Societe Internationale Arthurienne, Medieval Academy America, International Courtly Literature Society, International Association University Professors English, American Classical League.

Connections

Children: Jeb Stuart, Howard Gordon, John Pelham, Sheila Maureen.

father:
Howard Henry Holmberg

mother:
Margaret Teresa (Wiley) Holmberg

children:
Jeb Stuart Fries

Howard Gordon Fries

John Pelham Fries

Sheila Maureen Fries