Arthur E. Barker

Fellow: Awarded 1944

Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-21-1911

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1943–44:

Appointed from Canada:

BARKER, ARTHUR EDWARD.  Appointed for a historical study of the criticism of Milton in England and America from 1674 to the present, intended to show how Milton’s art and ideas affected the development of critical theory and taste and how changing critical opinion and taste affected the interpretation of his work; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1944.

Born January 21, 1911, Toronto, Canada.  Education:  Trinity College, University of Toronto, B.A., 1933; University of Toronto, M.A., 1934; University of London (Overseas Scholar), Ph.D., 1937.

Lecturer in English, 1937–39, Associate Professor and Secretary, 1939–42, Professor and Director of Studies in English, 1942—, Trinity College, University of Toronto.

Publications:  Milton and the Puritan Dilemma, 1941–1660, 1942. Articles and reviews in Modern Language Review, University of Toronto Quarterly, Philosophical Review, Christendom.