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Allan G. Chester

Dr. Allan G. Chester, received his Bachelor's degree in 1922, his Master's in 1924, and his Ph.D. in 1930, all in English Literature. An expert on Renaissance literature, the history of the Bible, and Shakespeare, Dr. Chester joined the Penn faculty in 1922. He served as Chair of the English Department from 1962-1965, and in 1967 was named the Felix E. Schelling Professor of English Literature. He was also President of the University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Dr. Chester was author of George Joye: A Chapter in the History of the English Bible, and Hugh Latimer: Apostle to the English. He was a member of the executive committee of the Renaissance Society of America and an editorial consultant to the Modern Language Association.

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


William C Woodson "The Seared Conscience: A Study of the Credibility of Elizabeth Villains"


Norman K. Farmer "Fulke Greville's "Caelica""
Better Jean Morley Ingram "A Critical Edition of Stephen Hawes's "The Example of Virtue""


Richard A. J. Knowles ""As You Like It" and the Concept of Plot"


Peter Bryant Murray "A Study of Cyril Tourneur"


John Hamilton Skilton "The Translation of the New Testament into English, 1881-1950: Studies in Language and Style "
C. Jane Stegemann "A Poet's Use of Philosophy: A Study of the Religious Poetry of Henry Vaughan "


Charles Augustus Rahter "A Critical Edition of Churchyard's Challenge (1593) by Thomas Churchyard, with some Notes on the Author's Life and Works "


William Edward Miller "Abraham Fleming, Elizabethan Man of Letters: A Biographical and Critical Study "


Robert G. Collmer "The Concept of Death in the Poetry of Donne, Herbert, Crashaw, and Vaughan"
C. Fenno Hoffman "Roger Ascham and Humanist Education in Sixteenth-Century England"
Richard E. Hunter (Rev.) "William Whittingham"


Igor Alexander Shavelenko "English Metrical Propaganda and Other Partisan Verse: 1525-1600"


Elias Hiester Phillips "Humanities in Tudor Literature (1475-1575)"