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Arthur Hobson Quinn

Arthur Hobson Quinn

1899 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Felix Emanuel Schelling
"The Faire Maide of Bristow: A Comedy"

1875-1960

Arthur Hobson Quinn was born in Philadelphia on February 9, 1875. He attended the University of Pennsylvania where he received his B.S. in 1894 and his Ph.D in 1899. Quinn also studied at the University of Munich. He began his teaching career when he was appointed an instructor in mathematics at Penn in 1894, and and instructor of English in 1895. The University appointed him Assistant Professor of English in 1904. Quinn would eventually hold the title of Welsh Professor of History and English, and serve as Dean of the College from 1912-1922. In his academic studies he was an authority on the history of American drama and literature. Quinn died in 1960.

Publications

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired

1951

Ralph Christian Most "Civil War Fiction, 1890-1920"
Julius H Tolson "Dion Boucicault "

1948

Helen W. Sheaffer "Rebecca Harding Davis, Pioneer Realist"
Samuel B. Shirk "The Characterization of George Washington in American Plays Since 1875"

1947

Anna J. DeArmond "Andrew Bradford"
Man Mohan Singh "Emerson and India"

1946

George S. Stokes "Agnes Repplier: A Critical Biography"
Me-Tsung Kaung Tang "William Crazy Brownell, LIterary Adviser"

1945

Leah Elizabeth Jordan "The Fundamentals of Emerson's Literary Criticism"
Sister Joseph Marie McCrossan "The Role of the Church and the Folk in the Development of the Early Drama in New Mexico"

1944

Robert Charles LeClair "Three American Travellers in England: James Russell Lowell, Henry Adams, Henry James"

1943

Sister M. Vincentia Burns "The Function of Wagner's Theory of the Union of the Arts in the Dramaturgy of Eugene O'Neill"

1942

Donald Nelson Koster "The Theme of Divorce in American Drama, 1871-1939"
Nelle Kroger Smither "A History of the English Theatre at New Orleans, 1806-1842"

1941

Thomas Fredrick Marshall "A History of the Philadelphia Theatre, 1878-1890"

1940

Albert F. Gegenheimer "Provost William Smith and His Group"

1939

Mary Angela Bennett "Elizabeth Stuart Phelps"

1938

Ermo Joseph Gergely "American Adaptations of Hungarian Drama on the New York Stage"
Constance Magee Griffin "Henry Blake Fuller"
Martin Ignatius Joseph Griffin "Frank R. Stockton"

1937

John Geoffrey Hartman "The Development of American Social Comedy from 1787 to 1936"
Joseph Howard Meconnahey "The History of the Philadelphia Theater from 1900-1910"

1936

William Dickey Coder "A History of the Philadelphia Theatre, 1856-1878"

1935

Claude Reherd Flory "Economic Criticism in American Fiction, 1792-1900 "
William Robert North "Chinese Themes in American Verse"
George L. White, Jr. "Scandinavian Themes in American Fiction"

1934

William Charvat "The Origins of American Critical Thought, 1810-1815"
George Arthur Dunlap "The City in the American Novel, 1789-1900. A Study of American Novels Portraying Contemporary Conditions in New York, Philadelphia and Boston "
Elizabeth Kobus Halbeisen "Harriet Prescott Spofford"
William Andrews Thomas "Henry James: A Study in Realism from the Beginnings in the First Quarter of the Nineteenth Century to 1870"

1933

George Washburne Howgate "George Santayana"
John Dwight Kern "Constance Fenimore Woolson, Literary Pioneer"

1932

Daniel S. Rankin "Kate Chopin and Her Creole Stories"

1931

Dorothy Leeds Werner Hensey "The Idea of Union in American Verse (1776-1876)"
Edward Warren Sine "The Northern Poetry of the Civil War"
Arthur Herman Wilson "A History of the Philadelphia Theatre, 1835-1855"

1930

Reese Davis James "Old Drury of Philadelphia"
Thomas Clark Pollock "The Philadelphia Theatre in the Eighteenth Century"
Lewis George Sterner "The Sonnet in American Literature"
Ralph Hartman Ware "American Adaptations of French Plays on the New York and Philadelphia Stages from 1834 to the Civil War"

1928

Paul Howard Musser "James Nelson Barker, 1784-1858"

1925

Edward Sculley Bradley "The Life of George Henry Boker: With a Text of Nydia"

1924

Harold William Schoenberger "American Adaptations of French Plays on the New York and Philadelphia Stages from 1790-1833"
Robert Earnest Spiller "The American in England During the First Half Century of Independence"

1923

Phillip Marshall Hicks "The Development of the Natural History Essay in American Literature"

1922

Ernest Jackson Hall "The Satirical Element in the American Novel"

1918

Esther Parker Ellinger "The Southern War Poetry of the Civil War"

1917

Clement Edgar Foust "The Life and Dramatic Works of Robert Montgomery Bird, M. D."
Bruce Welker McCullough "Life and Writings of Richard Penn Smith, with Reprint of His Play 'The Deformed'"

1911

Clinton Aaron Strong "The Political Verse of the Revolution as Represented in Newspapers and Magazines of Massachusetts"