Harry Caplan

Harry Caplan

Fellow: Awarded 1928

Field of Study: Medieval Literature

Fellow: Awarded 1956

Field of Study: Medieval Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-07-1896

Died: 11-29-1980

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1928:

Caplan, Harry: Appointed to prepare a book on the history of medieval theories of rhetoric; investigations in rarer books and unpublished manuscripts of several of the chief European libraries; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1928.

Born January 7, 1896, at Hoags Corners, Rensselaer County, New York. Education: Cornell University, A.B., 1916, A.M., 1917, Ph.D., 1921. Scholar in Archaeology and Comparative Philology, 1916–17, Fellow in Greek and Latin, 1917–18.

Instructor in Public Speaking, 1919–23, Instructor in Classics, 1924–25, Cornell University; Lecturer in Rhetoric, University of Wisconsin, summer of 1925; Assistant Professor of Classics, 1925—, Cornell University.

Publications: “A Late Medieval Tractate on Preaching” (Studies in Rhetoric and Public Speaking in Honor of J. A. Winans), 1926; articles and reviews in Speculum, Quarterly Journal of Speech, and Speech Training and Public Speaking for Secondary Schools (1925).