Richard J. Schrader

Professor Emeritus of English in Boston College

I earned a B.A. in English at The University of Notre Dame. My M.A. and Ph.D. came from The Ohio State University, where I specialized in medieval literature under Francis Lee Utley and also studied under the bibliographers Richard D. Altick and Matthew J. Bruccoli. I have taught at Princeton University and, from 1975 to 2009, at Boston College. My publications include The Reminiscences of Alexander Dyce (1972), God's Handiwork: Images of Women in Early Germanic Literature (1983), Arator's On the Acts of the Apostles (De Actibus Apostolorum) (1987), Old English Poetry and the Genealogy of Events (1993), H. L. Mencken: A Descriptive Bibliography (1998), H. L. Mencken: A Documentary Volume (2000), and The Hoosier House: Bobbs-Merrill and Its Predecessors, 1850-1985 (2004). I was the John Witherspoon Bicentennial Preceptor while at Princeton and have been awarded Mellon Grants, an NEH Summer Stipend, and the Lilly Library's Helm Fellowship.

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