Harold Clarke Goddard
Harold Clarke Goddard (1878-1950) was a professor in the English Department of Swarthmore College. Born in 1878 in Worcester, Massachusetts he attended Amherst College, graduating in 1900. He then t...
Janet Maslin
Janet R. Maslin (born August 12, 1949) is an American journalist, best known as a film and literary critic for The New York Times. She served as the Times' film critic from 1977 to 1999.
Maslin gr...
Douglas Bush
John Nash Douglas Bush (1896–1983) was a literary critic and literary historian. He taught for most of his life at Harvard University, where his students included many of the most prominent scholars,...
Jules Chametzky
Jules Chametzky (born in Brooklyn, 1928) is an American literary critic, writer, editor, and unionist. His essays in the 1960s and 1970s on the importance of race, ethnicity, class, and gender to Ame...
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Dirk W. Mosig
Yōzan Dirk W. Mosig (born 1943) is a psychologist, historian, literary critic and ordained Zen monk noted for his critical work on H. P. Lovecraft. He was born in Germany and lived for several years i...
Karen E. Rowe
Karen E. Rowe (born 1945) is an American literary critic and a specialist in Renaissance literature. She is a professor of English at UCLA.
Rowe received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and ...
Robert Peters
Robert Louis Peters (October 20, 1924 – June 13, 2014) was an American poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor born in an impoverished rural area of northern Wisconsin in 1924. He holds ...
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Randall Jarrell
Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a posi...
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Arthur Kirsch
Arthur Kirsch (born 1932) is a literary critic noted for his scholarly writings on Shakespeare, Dryden, and W. H. Auden. He taught for many years at the University of Virginia, where he is now Profess...
William Dean Howells
William Dean Howells (/ˈhaʊəlz/; March 1, 1837 – May 11, 1920) was an American realist author, literary critic, and playwright. Nicknamed "The Dean of American Letters", he was particularly known for ...
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Orville Prescott
Orville Prescott (Sept. 8, 1906, Cleveland, OH – April 28, 1996, New Canaan, CT) was the main book reviewer for the New York Times for 24 years.Born in Cleveland, Prescott graduated from Williams Coll...
Fanny Butcher
Fanny Butcher (September 13, 1888 – 1987) was a long time writer and literary critic for the Chicago Tribune newspaper. Butcher attended Lewis Institute (now Illinois Institute of Technology) from 190...
Marcia Nardi
Marcia Nardi (1901-1990) was born Lillian Massell in Boston, Massachusetts. Nardi attended Girls’ Latin School and Wellesley College but decided to drop out of university in 1921 at which time she mo...
Susan Stewart (poet)
Susan Stewart (born 1952) is an American poet, university professor and literary critic.
Professor Stewart holds degrees from Dickinson College (B.A. in English and Anthropology), the Johns Hopkin...
William Cleaver Wilkinson
William Cleaver Wilkinson, D.D. (Westford, Vermont, October 19, 1833 - Chicago, April 25, 1920)was a Baptist preacher, professor of theology, professor of poetry, and literary figure.He popularized th...
Henry Nash Smith
Henry Nash Smith (September 29, 1906 – June 6, 1986) was a scholar of American culture and literature. He was co-founder of the academic discipline "American studies". He was also a noted Mark Twain s...
Claude J. Summers
Claude J. Summers (born 1944) is an American literary scholar, and the William E. Stirton Professor Emeritus in the Humanities and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Michigan-Dearborn....
Wlad Godzich
Wlad Godzich (born May 13, 1945 in Germany, raised in France) is a literary critic, literary theorist, translator, and scholar. He is attributed with influencing the conceptualization of modern litera...
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John Hollander
John Hollander (October 28, 1929 – August 17, 2013) was an American poet and literary critic. At the time of his death, he was Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale University, having previou...
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R. Radhakrishnan
Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan, commonly known as R. Radhakrishnan, is Chancellor's Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Irvine, and is considered one of the lea...
Nancy Pearl
Nancy Pearl (born January 12, 1945) is an American librarian, best-selling author, literary critic and was, until August 2004, the Executive Director of the Washington Center for the Book at Seattle P...
Valerie Sayers
Valerie Sayers (born 1952) is an American writer and the author of six novels: The Powers (2013); Brain Fever (1996); The Distance Between Us (1994); Who Do You Love (1991); How I Got Him Back, or, Un...
Edmund Wilson
Edmund Wilson (May 8, 1895 – June 12, 1972) was an American writer, literary and social critic, and man of letters.
Wilson was born in Red Bank, New Jersey. His parents were Helen Mather (née Kimb...
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Irving Babbitt
Irving Babbitt (August 2, 1865 – July 15, 1933) was an American academic and literary critic, noted for his founding role in a movement that became known as the New Humanism, a significant influence o...
Joel Elias Spingarn
Joel Elias Spingarn (May 17, 1875 – July 26, 1939) was an American educator, literary critic, and civil rights activist.
Spingarn was born in New York City to a well-to-do Jewish family. He ...
Walter A. Davis
Walter A. "Mac" Davis (born November 9, 1942) is an American philosopher, critic, and playwright. He is Professor Emeritus of English at The Ohio State University and the author of 8 books. Davis has ...