George R. Havens

George R. Havens

Fellow: Awarded 1929
Field of Study: French Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Ohio State University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1929–30:

Havens, George Remington:  Appointed to prepare a manuscript catalogue of Voltaire’s library, in Leningrad; tenure, six months from March 15, 1930.

Born August 25, 1890, at Shelter Island Heights, New York. Education: Amherst College, B. A., 1913; Johns Hopkins University, Ph. D., 1917 (Elliott Scholarship, 1914–15; University Scholarship, 1915–16; University of Fellowship in Romance Languages, 1916–17).

Instructor in French and English, 1913–14, Riverview Military Academy, Poughkeepsie, New York; Instructor in French, 1914–16, Mr. Vernon Collegiate Institute, Baltimore; Instructor in French, 1917–18, Indiana University; Assistant Professor of Romance Languages, 1919–21, Professor, 1921—, Ohio State University; Professor, Summer Faculty, Johns Hopkins University, 1921–25, 1919; University of Chicago, 1924, 1926.

Publications: “The Abbé Prévost and English Literature,” 1921. Editor of “Selections from Voltaire,” 1925; and “Selected Stories from Guy de Maupassant” (with O. H. Moore), 1928. Articles in Modern Language Notes, Romanic Review, Modern Philology, Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, Bulletin of the American Association of University Professors, Modern Language Journal, Sewanee Review, Revue d’Histoire Littéraire de la France, Revue de Littérature Comparée.

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