Williamson, Marilyn L. 1927-
WILLIAMSON, Marilyn L. 1927-
Born September 6, 1927, in Chicago, IL; daughter of Raymond (a manufacturer) and Edith (Eisenbies) Lammert; married Robert W. Williamson, October 28, 1950 (divorced April 15, 1974); married James H. McKay, August 15, 1974; children: (first marriage) Timothy L. Ethnicity: "White, Anglo-Saxon Protestant." Education: Vassar College, B.A., 1949; University of Wisconsin—Madison, M.A., 1951; attended Duke University, 1956. Politics: Democrat. Hobbies and other interests: Gardening, boating, volunteer work.
Home—2275 Oakway, West Bloomfield, MI 48324; fax: 248-332-2206. E-mail—[email protected].
Duke University, Durham, NC, instructor, 1955-56; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, lecturer, 1957-58; Duke University, Durham, NC, instructor, 1958-59; North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, lecturer, 1961-62; Oakland University, Rochester, MI, began as assistant professor, became professor, 1965-72; Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, began as professor, became distinguished professor, 1972-2000; retired, 2000. Michigan Academy, president, 1978-79; Michigan Humanities Council, board chair, 1988-2001; Federation of State Humanities Councils, chair, 1994-2001.
Modern Language association of America (member of executive council, 1977-80), Renaissance Society of America, League of Women Voters of Rochester (president, 1963-65).
Detroit Service Award, 1986.
(Editor) Female Poets of Great Britain, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1981.
The Patriarchy of Shakespeare's Comedies, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1986.
English Women Poets, 1640-1740, Wayne State University Press (Detroit, MI), 1990.
Shakespeare Studies: The Middle Comedies, Pegasus Press (Fairview, NC), 2003.
Contributor to Renaissance Drama.
WORK IN PROGRESS:
Research on the tragedies of John Webster.