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Matthew Wilson Black

Professor of English and Curator of the Furness Library

1927 Ph.D. Graduate
Dissertation Advisor(s): Felix Emanuel Schelling
"Richard Brathwait, His Life and Works"

Matthew Wilson Black was a profesor in the English department at the University of Pennsylvania. He worked on the Variorum editions of Richard II and Henry IV, Part 2. He was curator of the H. H. Furness Memorial Library from 1945 to 1965.

Doctoral Dissertations Chaired

1968

G. Harold Metz "The Two Merry Milkmaids edited with an introduction and notes"

1966

Philip H. Pfatteicher "The Life and Writings of John Austin"

1965

John Bradbury Brooks "'The Phoenix' by Thomas Middleton: A Critical, Modernized Edition"
John Patrick Reddington "Repetition and Development in Shakespeare's Plot Situations"

1959

Nixon Mumper "A Critical Edition of Love Tricks, or The School of Compliment, by James Shirley "
Weldon Norman Niva "Significant Character Names in English Drama to 1603"

1954

James E. Ruoff "A Critical Edition of "Arviragus and Philicia" (1639) by Lodowick Carlell"

1953

William T. Reich ""Claricilla," by Thomas Killigrew: A Critical Edition"
Marianne G. Riely "A Critical Edition of "The Whore of Babylon", by Thomas Dekker"

1952

Archie Mervin Tyson "Every Woman in Her Humor: A Critical Edition "

1951

Amy Marie Charles "The Poetry of Ralph Knevet (1601-v 1671)"
William Little Edgerton "Nicholar Udall: Humanist "

1950

Abraham Bronson Feldman "Dutch Influence in the Tudor Theater"

1948

Warren D. Smith "Shakespeare's Stagecraft as Denoted by the Dialoge in the Original Printings of His Texts"

1944

Homer Nearing "English Historical Poetry, 1599-1641"

1943

Alice Jones Nearing "Cupid and Psyche, by Shakerley Marmion. A Critical Edition with an Account of Marmion's Life and Works"

1939

Marion Bodwell Smith "Marlowe's Imagery and the Marlowe Canon"