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...
Edward Margolies
Edward Margolies (born December 19, 1925) is an American literary critic and biographer.
Margolies was raised in Boston, Massachusetts. His parents were Eastern European Jewish immigrants. He was ...
Susan M. Schultz
Susan M. Schultz (born 1958) is an American poet, critic, publisher and English professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She specializes in modern and contemporary poetry, American literature, ...
Lionel Trilling
Lionel Mordecai Trilling (July 4, 1905 – November 5, 1975) was an American literary critic, author, and teacher. With wife Diana Trilling, he was a member of the New York Intellectuals and contribu...
Lionel Trilling - Wikipedia
William Kurtz Wimsatt, Jr.
William Kurtz Wimsatt, Jr. (November 17, 1907 – December 17, 1975) was an American professor of English, literary theorist, and critic. Wimsatt is often associated with the concept of the intentional ...
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,...
Sandra Miesel
Sandra Louise Miesel (born Sandra Louise Schwartz on November 25, 1941) is an American medievalist, writer and science fiction and fantasy fan. Her early work was science fiction and fantasy criticism...
Vicki Hearne
Vicki Hearne (February 13, 1946—August 21, 2001) was an American author, philosopher, poet, animal trainer, and scholar of literary criticism and linguistics.She was born in Austin, Texas, but, ...
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 ...
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 ...
William Dean Howells - Wikipedia
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...
Rodger Jacobs
Rodger Jacobs is an American journalist, writer, author, film producer, columnist, playwright, editor and screenwriter.Jacobs has been a journalist for publications such as Salon, The Los Angeles Revi...
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...
John Hollander - Wikipedia
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...
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...
Edmund Wilson - Wikipedia
William Zinsser
William Knowlton Zinsser (born October 7, 1922) is an American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher. He began his career as a journalist for the New York Herald Tribune, where he worked as a ...
Walter Sullivan (novelist)
Walter Laurence Sullivan (born in Nashville, Tennessee, on January 4, 1924, died in Nashville on August 15, 2006) was a southern novelist and literary critic. He published a number of works and was an...
Walter Sullivan (novelist) - Wikipedia
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...
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 ...
Isabel Paterson
Isabel Paterson (January 22, 1886 – January 10, 1961) was a Canadian-American journalist, novelist, political philosopher, and a leading literary critic of her day. Along with Rose Wilder Lane and Ayn...
Isabel Paterson - Wikipedia
George Edward Woodberry
George Edward Woodberry, Litt. D., LL. D. (May 12, 1855 – January 2, 1930) was an American literary critic and poet.
Woodberry was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, on May 12, 1855. The Woodberrys o...
George Edward Woodberry - Wikipedia