Geoffroy Atkinson

Geoffroy Atkinson

Fellow: Awarded 1934
Field of Study: French Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Amherst College

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

ATKINSON, GEOFFROY:  Appointed for a study of the influence of accounts of America, Africa and Asia printed in French upon the thought of the French Renaissance, abroad; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1934.

Born October 21, 1892, at Brooklyn, New York. Education:  Amherst College, B.S., 1913; Columbia University, M.A., 1914, Ph.D., 1920.

Instructor in Modern Languages, 1914–16, Union College; Instructor in French, 1919–20, Columbia University; Associate Professor of Romance Languages, 1920–26, Professor, 1926—, (Dean, 1929–31), Amherst College.

Publications: The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature before 1700, 1920; The Extraordinary Voyage in French Literature from 1700-1720, 1922; Les Relations de voyages du XVII siècle et l’évolution des idées, 1924; La Littérature géographie française de la Renaissance,  1927; The Works of François Villon, 1930.

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