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Felix Emanuel Schelling

John Welsh Centennial Professor of English

Felix Schelling was born in New Albany, Ind. in 1858 and died in Mt. Vernon, N.Y. on Dec. 15, 1945.

He joined the faculty of the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania in 1886. He was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1933 to 1945.

He was the author and/or editor of over thirty books on Elizabethan literature and member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters, the American Philosophical Society and the Modern Language Association of America, among others.

A.B., LL.B., A.M., Litt.D. (hon.) and LL.D. (hon.), U. of Pennsylvania, (1881, 1885, 1903, 1909); professor of English literature, Penn, (1886-1934); received the Alumni Award of Merit, 1936; Elizabethan literature and Shakespearean scholar.


Doctoral Dissertations Chaired


John Arthur Mitchell "The Warde by Thomas Neale. Edited with Introduction and Glossary"


Edward Martin Hinton "Ireland Through Tudor Eyes"


Sister Marie Eugenie McIlvaine "Dabornes' The Poor Man's Comfort"
Howard Garrett Rhoads "William Hawkins 'Apollo Shroving.' An Edition with Noes and an Introduction"


Clara Lillian Gebert "An Anthology of Elizabethan Dedications and Prefaces"


Morrison Comegys Boyd "Elizabethan Music and Musical Criticism"
Cornell March Dowlin "Sir William Davenant's 'Gondibert,' Its Preface, and Hobbe's Answer. A Study in English Neo-Classicism"
William Bryan Gates "The Dramatic Works and Translations of Sir William Lower"


Belle Seddon Matheson "The Invented Personages in Shakespeare's Plays"
Aaron Michael Myers "Representation and Misrepresentation of the Puritan in Elizabethan Drama"
Leota Geraldine Snider Willis "Francis Lenton, Queen's Poet"


Allan Griffith Chester "Thomas May: Man of Letters, 1595-1650"
Doris Fenton "The Extra-Dramatic Moment in Elizabethan Plays before 1616"
John Edward Mason "Gentlefolk in the Making. Studies in the History of English Courtesy Literature and Related Topics from 1531-1774"


Alfred Bennett Harbage "Thomas Killigrew, Cavalier Dramatist, 1612-83"
Nellie Elizabeth Monroe "Nicholas Breton as a Pamphleteer"
Matthias Adam Shaaber "Some Forerunners of the Newspaper in England, 1476-1622"


Matthew Wilson Black "Richard Brathwait, His Life and Works"


Norman Egbert McClure "The Epigrams of Sir John Harrington"


Mabel Dodge Holmes "The Poet as Philosopher: A Study of Three Philosophical Poems"


William Page Harbeson "The Elizabethan Influence on the Tragedy of the Late 18th and Early 19th Centuries"


Stanley Simpson Swartley "The Life and Poetry of John Cutts"
Ruth Coons Wallerstein "King John in Fact and Fiction"


Frederick Anthony Child "Life and Uncollected Poems of Thomas Flatman"
George Willam McClelland "John Brinsley and the Grammar School Education of His Day"


Albert Croll Baugh "William Houghton's "Englishmen for My Money" or a Woman Will Have Her Will"
Charlotte Moore "The Dramatic Works of Thomas Nabbes, Part I"


Arthur Bivins Stonex "The Usurer in the Elizabethan Drama"


Charles Krieble Meschter "Love's Victory, A Tragi-Comedy, by William Chamberlaine, of Shaftesbury"


Arthur Llewellyn Eno "The Drama of Interregnum, 1642-1660"
Martha Gause McCaulley "Function and Content of the Prologue, Chorus and other Non-Organic Elements in English Drama, from the Beginnings to 1642"


Harriet Manning Blake "Classic Myth in the Poetic Drama of the Age of Elizabeth"
Ronald Salmon Crane "Medieval Romances in Early Modern Europe"


Mina Kerr "Influence of Ben Jonson on English Comedy from 1598-1642"
Charles Jacob Sembower "The Life and Poetry of Charles Cotton"


A. Joseph Armstrong "Operatic Performances in England Before Handel"
Ross Jewell "Heywood's Fair Maid of the West"
Hanson Tufts Parlin "The Ball, A Comedy by Shirley"


John Thomas Ingram Bryan "The Feeling for Nature in English Pastoral Poetry"
Mabel Adeline Carpenter Ireland "The Duchess of Suffolk"
Allison Gaw "Tuke's Adventures of Five Hours in Relation to the "Spanish Plot" and to John Dryden"
Charles Clayton Gumm "Sir Ralph Freeman's Imperiale"
Charlotte Frelinghuysen McLean "The Nuptials of Peleus and Thetis: Mask and Comedy or Royal Ball"


Arthur Cleveland "Cibber's Revision of Shakespeare's Richard the Third"


John Linton Carver "The Valiant Scot, by J.W. Gent"
Ernest Godfrey Hoffsten "The Floating Island, by Wm. Strode of Oxford, 1636"
Charles Moore Magee "Epigrammatic Art in English Poetry of the Classical School"
Charles Wharton Stork "All's Lost by Lust, a Tragedy by William Rowley, 1633"


Leonidas Warren Payne, Jr. "The Hector of Germany, An Old English Play"
Kate Watkins Tibbals "The Royall King and the Loyall Subject"


Lemuel Whitaker "Michael Drayton as a Dramatist"


Morris William Croll "The Works of Fulke Greville"
John Louis Haney "The German Influence on Samuel Taylor Coleridge"
Abraham Simon Wolf Rosenbach "Spanish Influence in the English Drama Before the Restoration"
Cornelius Weygandt "Tendencies in English Poetry, 1888-1891"


Joseph Vincent Crowne "The Early English Religious Lyric"
Isabel Graves "Sir Philip Sidney's use of Arcadianism and Its Source"
Arthur Hobson Quinn "The Faire Maide of Bristow: A Comedy"


Margaret Emma Nicholas Fraser "Thomas Lodge as a Dramatist"


Eva March Tappan "Nicholas Breton the Poet"


Josiah Harmar Penniman "The War of the Theatres"
Homer Smith "The English Pastoral Drama"


Raymond MacDonald Alden "Rise of Formal Satire in England under Classical Influence"
Martin Grove Brumbaugh "A Study of the Poetry of John Donne"