Sigmund Eisner (academic)

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Sigmund Eisner (December 9, 1920 – December 18, 2012) was an American scholar of medieval literature. A professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, he was a noted expert on Geoffrey Chaucer and was frequently consulted on matters of astronomy in Chaucer.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Eisner was born in Red Bank, New Jersey, on December 9, 1920, but was raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. He enrolled at the University of Arizona in 1939, but joined the Army after World War II. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1947 and received his PhD from Columbia University in 1955, then was a Fulbright Scholar in Ireland.

Eisner taught at Oregon State University and Dominican College before returning to the University of Arizona, where he taught for over forty years. He died on December 18, 2012.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Glanz, James (7 March 2000). "In Chaucer Tale, a Clue to an Astronomic Reality". The New York Times. p. 6. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Osborn, Marijane (2002). Time and the Astrolabe in the Canterbury Tales. U of Oklahoma P. p. xv. ISBN 9780806134031. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Professor Emeritus Sigmund Eisner: Obituary". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  4. ^ MacQueen, John (1959). "Rev. of Eisner, A Tale of Wonder". The Review of English Studies. new series 10 (40): 406–407. JSTOR 511881. 
  5. ^ Meyer, Robert T. (1959). "Rev. of Eisner, A Tale of Wonder". Modern Language Notes. 74 (8): 734–35. JSTOR 3040399. 
  6. ^ Richmond, W. Edson (1970). "Rev. of Eisner, The Tristan Legend". The Journal of American Folklore. 83 (329): 360–61. JSTOR 538818. 
  7. ^ Williams, Mary (1971). "Rev. of Eisner, The Tristan Legend". Folklore. 82 (2): 169–70. JSTOR 1258780. 
  8. ^ Mitchell, Jerome (1971). "Rev. of Eisner, The Tristan Legend". The Journal of English and Germanic Philology. 70 (1): 146–49. JSTOR 27705992. 
  9. ^ Aho, Gray L. (1970). "Rev. of Eisner, The Tristan Legend". Western Folklore. 29 (4): 294–97. JSTOR 1499062. 
  10. ^ Cormier, Raymond J. (1970). "Rev. of Eisner, The Tristan Legend". The French Review. 44 (1): 250. JSTOR 386029. 
  11. ^ Snedegar, Keith (2004). "Rev. of Eisner, Osborn, Chaucer: A Treatise on the Astrolabe". Isis. 95 (4): 694–95. doi:10.1086/432295. JSTOR 10.1086/432295. 
  12. ^ Eagleton, Catherine (2005). "Rev. of Eisner, Osborn, Chaucer: A Treatise on the Astrolabe". The British Journal for the History of Science. 38 (4): 478. JSTOR 4028463. 
  13. ^ Edwards, Michael (2004). "Rev. of Eisner, Osborn, Chaucer: A Treatise on the Astrolabe". Early Science and Medicine. 9 (2): 163–65. JSTOR 4130156.