MacKillop, Ian D(uncan) 1939-2004
MacKILLOP, Ian D(uncan) 1939-2004
See index for CA sketch: Born April 18, 1939, in Bromley, Kent, England; died May 28, 2004, in Litton, Derbyshire, England. MacKillop was a Sheffield University professor best known for the biography F. R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism (1995). After attending Downing College, Cambridge, he completed his doctorate in seventeenth-century French criticism at Leicester University. He taught at Keele University before accepting a lectureship in English literature at Sheffield University in 1968. He would remain there for the rest of his career, becoming a reader in 1996 and full professor and chair in 2001. His first book, The British Ethical Societies, did not appear until 1986, and was followed by the F. R. Leavis biography, F. R. Leavis: Essays and Documents (1995), which he edited with Richard Storer, and Free Spirits: Henri Pierre Roche, Francois Truffaut and the Two English Girls (2000).
OBITUARIES AND OTHER SOURCES:
Guardian (London, England), June 5, 2004, p. 29.
Independent (London, England), June 3, 2004, p. 35.
Times (London, England), June 4, 2004, p. 42.