John William Draper

John William Draper

Fellow: Awarded 1927
Field of Study: English Literature
Fellow: Awarded 1928
Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

University of Maine

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

Draper, John William: Appointed for the preparation of a bibliography of Eighteenth Century works on Aesthetics, and also for research into the origins of the “Graveyard School” of Eighteenth Century poetry, chiefly at the British Museum; tenure, twelve months from August, 1927.

Born July 23, 1893, at Hastings-on-Hudson, New York. Education: New York University, B.A., 1914, M.A., 1915 (Bull Scholar); Harvard University, M.A., 1917, Ph.D., 1920, (Thayer and Weld Scholarships).

Instructor in English, New York University, 1915–17; Instructor in Rhetoric, University of Minnesota, 1920–21; Lecturer, Bryn Mawr College, 1921–22; Associate Professor of English, 1922–24, Professor, 1924—, University of Maine; Visiting Professor, Harvard University Summer School, 1925.

Publications: “Poems,” 1913; “Exotics,” 1915; “William Lyndon Wright, A Memoir,” 1923; “William Mason, A Study in Eighteenth Century Culture,” 1924; editor of the Colonnade, 1913; Bragg’s “Formal Ecologue in Eighteenth Century England,” 1926; Davis’s “Stephen Duck, the Thresher-Poet,” 1927; contributions in verse to The Madrigal, Smart Set; critical articles in Englische Studien, Neophilologus, The Modern Language Review, Modern Language Notes, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, The Colonnade, Modern Philology, The Publications of the Modern Language Association of America.


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