Donald Alfred Stauffer

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Donald Alfred Stauffer
Born (1902-07-04)4 July 1902
Colorado, USA
Died 8 August 1952(1952-08-08) (aged 50)
Oxford, England
Occupation Literary critic
Nationality American
Education Princeton University, A.B. (1923), A.M. (1924)
Merton College, Oxford, D.Phil (1928)

Donald Alfred Stauffer (4 July 1902 - 8 August 1952) was an American literary critic, novelist and Professor of English who spent the majority of his career at Princeton University.

Biography[edit]

Stauffer studied at Princeton University where he completed his A.B. degree in 1923 and A.M. degree in 1924.[1] He received both a Guggenheim Fellowship and Rhodes Scholarship to Merton College, Oxford where he completed his D.Phil degree in 1928.[2] After completing his doctorate he returned to Princeton, where he spent most of his career as Professor of English and English Department Chairman.[2]

He held the Eastman Professorship at the University of Oxford from 1951-52.[2][3] He unexpectedly died in Oxford in August 1952, aged 50.[2]

His books included English Biography Before 1700 (Harvard, 1930).[4] and 'The Nature of Poetry (Norton, 1946).[5]

Bibliography[edit]

  • English Biography Before 1700 (1930)
  • The Art of Biography in 18th Century England (1941)
  • The Intent of the Critic (1941)
  • Brother, This Is War (1945)
  • The Nature of Poetry (1946)
  • The Saint and the Hunchback (1946)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Bio". Archived from the original on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  2. ^ a b c d Levens, R.G.C., ed. (1964). Merton College Register 1900-1964. Oxford: Basil Blackwell. p. 170. 
  3. ^ "The Eastman Professorship". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  4. ^ "English Biography Before 1700". Retrieved 2014-03-25. 
  5. ^ "The Nature of Poetry". Retrieved 2014-03-25.