Donald L. Clark

Donald L. Clark

Fellow: Awarded 1944
Field of Study: English Literature
Fellow: Awarded 1957
Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Columbia University

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

CLARK, DONALD LEMEN.  Appointed for studies of the influences of classical and post-classical rhetoric on John Milton’s theory and practice of prose and poetry; tenure, twelve months, from June 1 to October 1, 1944 and from February 1 to October 1, 1945.

Born June 30, 1888, South Bend, Indiana.  Education:  DePauw University, A.B., 1911; Columbia University, A.M., 1912, Ph.D., 1920.

Instructor in English, 1910–11, DePauw University; Instructor, 1911–12, Cathedral Choir School and 1912–13, West Side Y. M. C. A., New York City; Head of the English Department, 1913–18, Hebrew Technical Institute, New York City; Instructor in English, 1918–21, Assistant Professor, 1921–27, Associate Professor, 1927—, Columbia University.

Publications:  A Course in Magazine Article and Newspaper Writing, 1920; Rhetoric and Poetry in the Renaissance, 1922; A Course in Magazine Article Writing, 1925. Collaborator in Thinking, Speaking and Writing, 1927; Sentence Building, 1927; Magazine Article Writing, 1930; Magazine Article Readings, 1932; Modern English Readings, 1934; Your English Problems, 1935. Editor of Copy, 1925, 1928; Columbia Poetry, 1931–40; The Familiar Letters of John Milton and the Prolusions, 1935; Renaissance Literary Theory and Practice, 1939. Articles and reviews in Modern Philology, Stained Glass, Writers Journal, Nation, English Journal, American Speech, Spokesman, Columbia Alumni News, American Journal of Nursing, Critical Crown, and MS, A Magazine for Writers.


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