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literature and language professor , researcher

Velma Bourgeois Richmond, American literature and language professor, researcher. Fellowship, American Council Learned Societies, 1976, Fulbright scholarship, Oxford University, 1955-1957, Implementation grant, Holy Names College, California National Endowment of the Humanities, 1981-1984. Member of Modern Language Association, Early English Text Society, Arthurian Society, New Chaucer Society, Medieval Academy Christianity and Literature.

Background

Richmond, Velma Bourgeois was born on March 12, 1931 in New Orleans. Daughter of Harold Septime and Merle Mandart Bourgeois.

Education

Bachelor magna cum laude, Louisiana State University, 1951. Master of Arts, Louisiana State University, 1952. BLitt, Oxford University, 1957.

Doctor of Philosophy, University North Carolina, 1959. Doctor in human letters, Dominican School Philosophy and Theology, 2008.

Career

English instructor Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, 1957—1958, Holy Names College, Oakland, California, 1958—1960, assistant professor English, 1960—1965, associate professor English, 1966—1968, professor English, 1968—1996, professor emeritus, since 1997, chairperson, English, speech, drama, 1970—1975, 1979, dean, academic affairs, 1980—1986, director Master of Arts program in English, 1987—1996.

Works

Membership

Member of Modern Language Association, Early English Text Society, Arthurian Society, New Chaucer Society, Medieval Academy Christianity and Literature.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Travel, photography, gardening.

Connections

Married Hugh MacRae Richmond, August 9, 1958. Children: Elizabeth Richmond-Garza, Claire I.R. O'Mahony.

father:
Harold Septime

mother:
Merle Mandart Bourgeois

spouse:
Hugh MacRae Richmond

children:
Elizabeth Richmond-Garza Richmond

Claire I.R. O'Mahony Richmond