Keeley, Edmund.

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Edmund ("Mike") Leroy Keeley, author, translator, educator, critic, and administrator, was born in Damascus, Syria, on February 5, 1928, one of three sons of James Hugh Keeley, an American diplomat. He lived in Greece from ages 8 to 11, receiving his primary education in Thessaloniki. In 1939, the family moved to Washington, D. C., where he attended high school. In 1948, Keeley earned a B.A. from Princeton University and was a Fulbright Scholar and a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. The year 1954 began Edmund Keeley's long and productive career at Princeton University. From 1954 to 1957, he was an instructor of English. In 1957, he became an assistant professor, holding that position until 1963, when he was promoted to associate professor. In 1970, he became a full professor of English and creative writing, continuing in that capacity until his retirement in 1993. Keeley was co-chairman of the program in comparative literature (1964 to 1965) and chairman of the Hellenic Studies program (1985). During his career at Princeton Keeley held directorships in the Creative Arts Program (1966 to 1971), the Creative Writing and Theatre Program (1971 to 1973), and the Creative Writing Program (1974 to 1981). In addition, Keeley held various offices outside of Princeton's walls. He was president of the Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA) from 1970 to 1973, and from 1980 to 1981. From 1977 to 1979, he was vice-president of the Poetry Society of America, and he was president of P.E.N. American Center from 1992 to 1993.

From the description of Edmund Keeley papers, 1947-2008. (Princeton University Library). WorldCat record id: 298775873

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creatorOf Keeley, Edmund. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1977-1981. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Levin, Harry. Harry Levin Papers. 1920-1995. Houghton Library
creatorOf Modern Greek Studies Association. Modern Greek Studies Association archives, 1968-1994. Princeton University Library
creatorOf Wright, Charles, 1935-. Charles Wright papers [manuscript], 2003-2005. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Keeley, Edmund. Edmund Keeley papers, 1947-2008. Princeton University Library
referencedIn Joyce Carol Oates Papers, 1956-2006 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Carol Muske-Dukes Papers, 1960-2008 USC Libraries Special Collections
creatorOf Thomas, Trevor Nelson. Alexandria : seven songs : for bass-baritone and piano / by Trevor Thomas ; on poems of Constantine P. Cavafy ; translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. University of California, Los Angeles
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associatedWith American Center of P.E.N. corporateBody
associatedWith American Farm School (Greece) corporateBody
associatedWith Cavafy, Constantine, 1863-1933 person
associatedWith Elytēs, Odysseas, 1911-1996 person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith Keeley family. family
associatedWith Levin, Harry, 1912-1994 person
associatedWith Modern Greek Studies Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Muske-Dukes, Carol, 1945- person
associatedWith Oates, Joyce Carol, 1938- person
associatedWith Poetry Society of America. corporateBody
correspondedWith Princeton University corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Creative Arts Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Creative Writing Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Hellenic Studies Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Princeton University. Modern Greek Studies Program. corporateBody
associatedWith Ritsos, Giannēs, 1909-1990. person
associatedWith Seferis, George, 1900-1971 person
associatedWith Sikelianos, Angelos, 1884-1951 person
associatedWith Thomas, Trevor Nelson. person
associatedWith Vassilikos, Vasilēs, 1934- person
associatedWith Wright, Charles, 1935- person
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Novelists, American--20th century--Correspondence
Translators--United States--20th century--Manuscripts
Greek poetry--20th century--Translations into English
Authors, American--20th century--Correspondence
Poets, Greek (Modern)--20th century--Manuscripts
Greek literature, Modern--20th century
Poets, Greek (Modern)--20th century--Correspondence
Novelists, American--20th century--Manuscripts


Birth 1928-02-05





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