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George A. Knox ’43

George Knox ’43, June 16, 1999, in Riverside, California. He was professor emeritus of the English Department at the University of California, Riverside. He earned a master’s degree in English Literature from the University of Oregon in 1949 and a PhD from the University of Washington in 1953. He joined the faculty of the University of California, Riverside, in 1959 and later became chair of the English department. His specialty was 19th- and 20th-century American literature. He had two Fulbright lecturships, in 1957 at the University of Vienna, and in 1964, at the University of Erlangen-Nuernberg. He retired in 1986. He published a number of articles in his field and several books, including Critical Moments, a study of Kenneth Burke, published by University of Washington Press, 1957; and Dos Passos and "The Revolting Playwrights," University of Upsala, 1964, coauthored with Herbert Stahl. Survivors include his wife, two sons, and a daughter.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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