G. E. Bentley

G. E. Bentley

Fellow: Awarded 1944
Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

University of Chicago

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

BENTLEY, GERALD EADES.  Appointed for studies of the Jacobean and Caroline stage; tenure, twelve months from October 15, 1944.

Born September 15, 1901, Brazil, Indiana. Education:  De Pauw University, B.A., 1923; University of Illinois, M.A., 1925; University of London, Ph.D., 1929.

Instructor in English, 1926–27, New Mexico Military Institute; Instructor in English, 1929–31, Assistant Professor, 1931–38, Associate Professor, 1938—, University of Chicago.

Publications:  The Art of the Drama (with Fred B. Millett), 1935; The Play’s the Thing (with Fred B. Millett), 1936; The Jacobean and Caroline Stage, 1941; A Rough Check List of the University of Chicago Libraries Holdings in Seventeenth Century Editions of Plays in English, 1941. Articles and reviews in Times Literary Supplement, Modern Language Notes, Notes and Queries, Publications of the Modern Language Association, Review of English Studies, Modern Philology, Huntington Library Quarterly, World Book Encyclopedia, English Institute Annual, Philological Quarterly.


Son: Gerald Eades Bentley Jr., Guggenheim Fellow in English Literature, 1958

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