Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987

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Richard Ellmann, Professor of English Literature at Northwestern, Oxford and Emory Universities, was a leading scholar and biographer of James Joyce, Oscar Wilde and William Butler Yeats.

From the description of Richard Ellmann papers. (Tulsa City-County Library). WorldCat record id: 226656248

Richard David Ellmann was born on March 15, 1918 in Highland Park, Michigan. From his early education in Michigan, he attended Yale University where he obtained a B.A. degree in 1939, M.A. degree in 1941, and a Ph.D. degree in 1947. After serving for three years in the O.S.S. during World War II, he obtained a Bachelor of Letters degree from Trinity College, Dublin in 1947. During 1942-1951 he taught at Harvard University on an irregular basis. In 1951 he became a member of the Department of English at Northwestern University where he remained until 1968.

He returned to the faculty at Yale for one year before accepting a post at New College, Oxford (England). Ellmann's distinguished career ended there with his death in 1987.

Ellmann was an internationally known scholar, author and editor and an authority on James Joyce and W. B. Yeats. His scholarly pursuit of these two literary figures alone brought him much recognition. He was the recipient of two Guggenheim fellowships in 1950 and 1957, and was named Franklin Bliss Snyder professor of English at Northwestern in 1963. He received the National Book award in 1960.

From the guide to the Richard Ellmann (1918-1987) Papers, 1951-1987, (Northwestern University Archives)

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Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952. Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987. Richard Ellmann papers. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Halper, Nathan. Nathan Halper papers, 1923-1986. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Scott, W. B. (Walter Bernard), 1906-1980. Walter B. Scott Papers, 1907-2002. Northwestern University
creatorOf Boyle, Kay, 1902-. Kay Boyle collection of Lucia Joyce miscellany, 1982-1983. Cornell University Library
referencedIn Sighle Kennedy Papers, circa 1920s-1996, [Bulk Dates: 1963-1996]. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Massey, Linton R. (Linton Reynolds), 1900-1974. James Joyce ephemera collected by Linton R. Massey [manuscript], 1955-2005. University of Virginia. Library
creatorOf Gilbert, Stuart. Papers of Stuart Gilbert, 1900-1985 (bulk 1928-1975). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Norman Wait Harris Lecture Series, 1906-2007 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Heaney, Seamus. Seamus Heaney collection, 1972-2003. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn John Hollander Papers, circa 1950-2007 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature records, 1988-1999 Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
referencedIn Jessop, Norma R. Manuscripts, mainly letters, by and about James Joyce and his family, from the Constantine Curran collection, University College Dublin Library (Special Collections) / Listed by Norma Jessop. University College Dublin, James Joyce Library
referencedIn Furioso papers, 1938-1951. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Nathan Halper Papers, 1923-1986. Columbia University. Rare Book an Manuscript Library
creatorOf Ellmann, Richard, 1918-1987. [Address, before the Friends of the Emory University Libraries, Atlanta. Emory University, Robert W. Woodruff Library
referencedIn O'Grady, Desmond, 1929-. Desmond O'Grady papers, 1953-2001. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962,. [Album / compiled by Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell, of letters, newspaper cuttings, and the holograph draft of Yeats's The tragic theatre, signed by Sydney C. Cockerell and dated Cambridge, Nov. 8, 1911] New York Public Library System, NYPL
creatorOf James Joyce Society (New York, N.Y.). Records, 1947-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Hagstrum, Jean H., 1913-1995. Jean Hagstrum Papers, 1921-1995. Northwestern University
creatorOf Watters, Tamie. A biography of Rhoda Broughton 1980? The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn Eugène and Maria Jolas Papers, 1879-1986 Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Richard Ellmann (1918-1987) Papers, 1951-1987 Northwestern University Archives
referencedIn Kennedy, Sighle. Sighle Kennedy papers, circa 1920s-1996 (bulk dates 1963-1996). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. Norman Wait Harris Memorial Foundation lectures records, 1906-1972. Northwestern University
creatorOf Joyce, James, 1882-1941. James Joyce Collection, 1899-1968. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Records, 1947-1976 The New York Public Library. Henry W. and Albert A. Berg Collection of English and American Literature.
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associatedWith Boyle, Kay, 1902- person
associatedWith Bradbury, Malcolm, 1932-2000 person
associatedWith Cockerell, Sydney Carlyle, Sir, 1867-1962, person
associatedWith Gilbert, Stuart. person
associatedWith Hagstrum, Jean H., 1913-1995 person
associatedWith Halper, Nathan. person
associatedWith Harris, Norman Wait, 1846-1916. person
associatedWith Heaney, Seamus. person
associatedWith Hollander, John. person
associatedWith James Joyce Society (New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Jolas, Eugène, 1894-1952. person
associatedWith Joyce, James, 1882-1941. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Sighle. person
associatedWith Massey, Linton R. (Linton Reynolds), 1900-1974. person
associatedWith Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of English corporateBody
associatedWith O'Grady, Desmond, 1929- person
associatedWith Scott, W. B. (Walter Bernard), 1906-1980. person
associatedWith Watters, Tamie. person
associatedWith Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900. person
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 person
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Birth 1918-03-15

Death 1987-05-13

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