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Mary Ann Radzinowicz

Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of English Literature Emerita

Educational Background

Columbia University, PhD
Columbia University, MA
University of Cambridge, MA
Radcliffe College, AB

manr@tinet.ie

 

Overview

Mary Ann Radzinowicz taught at Cornell from 1980, after an uninterrupted 20-year academic career in Great Britain. She was the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor of English Literature. Known as a scholar committed to criticism within historical context, her most notable work, Toward Samsom Agonistes: The Growth of Milton's Mind, was published in 1978, followed by American Colonial Prose: John Smith to Thomas Jefferson in 1984 and Milton's Epics and the Book of Psalms in 1989. In 1982 she received a Guggenheim fellowship for her research on Milton's Epics and the Book of Psalms, and in 1987 the Milton Society of American named her an Honored Scholar.

Departments/Programs

  • English

Research

  • Milton
  • Modern poetry
  • American literature