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Slavic languages and literatures educator

Robert Alan Maguire, American Slavic languages and literatures educator.


Maguire, Robert Alan was born on June 21, 1930 in Canton, Massachusetts, United States. Son of Frederick William and Ruth Spalding (Plunkett) Maguire.


Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College, 1951;Master of Arts, certified, Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1953;Doctor of Philosophy, Russian Institute, Columbia University, 1961.


Instructor Russian, Duke U., 1958-1960;assistant professor Russian, Dartmouth College, 1960-1962;director National Defense Education Act Russian Language Institute, Dartmouth College, 1962;faculty School International Affairs and Harriman Institute, Columbia University, New York City, since 1962;assistant professor Russian language and literature, Columbia University, New York City, 1962-1966;associate professor, Columbia University, 1966-1970;professor, Columbia University, since 1970;Bakhmeteff professor Russian studies, Columbia University, New York City, since 1992;department chairman Slavic languages, Columbia University, 1977-1983, 85-88. Visiting lecturer Indiana U., 1961, 66, 69. Visiting professor University of Illinois, 1976, Yale University, New Haven, 1984, Princeton (New Jersey) U., 1991-1992, Harvard University, 1995-1996.

Visiting fellow St. Antony's College, Oxford (England) University, 1971-1972. Member of advisory board Senior Fulbright-Hays program National Endowment for Humanities, 1971-1974. Member selection board International Research and Exchs.

Board, 1971-1974, 77, Council on International Ednl. Exch., 1973, 78, 80; member planning and advisory board American Council Learned Socs.-Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Science Commision on the Humanities and Social Sciences, 1982. Editor Soviet-American Literature Project, Duke U./Leningrad U. Press.

Advising committee on preservation of Russian periodicals New York Public Library. Member visiting com.dept. Slavic languages Harvard University, since 1988, chairman, since 1990.

Selection committee National Humanities Center.



Sponsoring committee Leo Tolstoy Museum and Research Library., 1979. Board directors Chamber Music Conference and Composers' Forum of the East, 1983-1993. Served with United States Army, 1953-1955.

Member Modern Language Association (executive committee division on Slavic and E. European languages 1986-1992, Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione prize 1995), Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association, American Association Advancement of Slavic Studies (director 1977-1979), American Association Teachers Slavic and E. European Languages, National Association Scholars, Polish Institute Arts and Sciences, Kosciuszko Foundation, Irish-American Cultural Institute, Gogol Society of America (president 1986).


Frederick William Maguire

Ruth Spalding (Plunkett) Maguire