Robert Shafer

Fellow: Awarded 1926

Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 12-24-1889

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Schafer, Robert: Appointed for the preparation of a new edition of the Works of Fulke Grenville, first Lord Brooke, collation of manuscripts and research in certain libraries of England; tenure, seven months from February 1, 1927.

Born December 24, 1889, at Hagerstown, Maryland. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1912, Ph.D., 1916. Class of 1873 Fellow in English, 1912–13, Charles Scribner Fellow in English, 1915–16, Princeton University.

Literary Adviser, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1913–14; Instructor in English, Princeton University, 1916–17; Instructor in English and History, U. S. Naval Academy, 1917–19; Assistant Professor of English, Goucher College, 1919–20; Associate Professor of English, Wells College, 1920–23; Associate Professor of Literature and Fellow of the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati, 1923—; Ropes Lecturer on Comparative Literature, University of Cincinnati, spring, 1924.

Publications: “The English Ode to 1660,” 1918; “Progress and Science, Essays in Criticism,” 1922; “Christianity and Naturalism, Essays in Criticism, Second Series,” 1926; Editor, “Reviews and Critical Papers by Lionel Johnson,” 1921; “From Beowulf to Thomas Hardy,” (2 vols.) 1924; “American Literature,” 1926; articles in Modern Language Notes, Atlantic Monthly, International Journal of Ethics, Open Court, New Republic, North American Review, Forum, etc.