Fowler, Alastair (David Shaw)

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FOWLER, Alastair (David Shaw)

FOWLER, Alastair (David Shaw). Scottish, b. 1930. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Regius Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh. Jr. Research Fellow, Queen's College, Oxford, 1955-59; Fellow and Tutor in English, Brasenose College, Oxford, 1962-71; Professor, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, 1990-97 (Visiting Professor, 1985-90). Publications: Spenser and the Numbers of Time, 1964; Triumphal Forms, 1970; Seventeen (poetry), 1971; Conceitful Thought, 1975; Catacomb Suburb, 1976; Spenser, 1978; From the Domain of Arnheim, 1982; Kinds of Literature, 1982; A History of English Literature, 1987; The Country House Poem, 1994; Time's Purpled Masquers, 1996; Renaissance Realism, 2003. EDITOR: (and trans.) Richard Will's De Re Poetica, 1958; C.S. Lewis's Spenser's Images of Life, 1967; (with J. Carey) The Poems of John Milton, 1968; Silent Poetry, 1970; (with I.C. Butler) Topics in Criticism, 1971; The New Oxford Book of Seventeenth Century Verse, 1991; Paradise Lost, 1998. Address: Dept of English, University of Edinburgh, David Hume Tower, George Sq, Edinburgh EH8 9JX, Scotland.