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.