Dunn, Esther (1891 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Esther Cloudman Dunn was born in Portland, ME in 1891 and always claimed it as her native city. She graduated from Cornell University in 1913 and taught in the English department at Bryn Mawr College for the following six years. She was a Shakespeare scholar and in 1922 received her Ph.D from the University of London, the first person to do so, then joined the Smith faculty in 1925 as a professor of English and Director of the Department of Special Honors.

Selected Bibliography

  • Ben Jonson's Art: Elizabethan Life and Literature as Reflected Therein (1925)
  • The Literature of Shakespeare's England (1936)
  • Shakespeare in America
  • The Liberal Arts College in War Time: An Address (1942)
  • Pursuit of Understanding: Autobiography of an Education (1945)

Selected Resources