Leavitt, Sturgis (1888 - 1977)

Genre: Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Sturgis E. Leavitt was born in Newhall, ME, attended school at Gorham, received his B.A. (1908) and his M.A. (1913) from Bowdoin and his Ph.D. from Harvard (1917). He taught at several colleges and was a professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill for most of his life. He was the director of the Institute of Latin American Studies at UNC and, in 1945, received the rank of Kenan Professor of Spanish there. He was a widely recognized expert in Spanish literature and wrote and spoke extensively about the teaching of Spanish and about Pan-American international relations.

Selected Bibliography

  • A Bibliography of Peruvian Literature (1821-1919) (1922)
  • Chilean Literature: A Bibliography of Literary Criticism, Biography and Literary Controversy (1923)
  • Siete Cuentos de Vicente Blasco Ibanez (1926)
  • Hispano-American Literature in the United States, 1935: A Bibliography of Translations and Criticism (1936)
  • Some Aspects of the Grotesque in the Drama of the Siglo de Oro (1996)

Selected Resources