Babbitt, Irving

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Born: Aug 02, 1865 AD
Died: 1933 AD, at 67 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Critics, Professors


1865 - Irving Babbitt was born 2nd of August in Dayton, Ohio.

 

1889 - Graduated from Harvard University.

 

1889-1991 - Studied Latin and Greek, University of Montana.

 

1890 - With Paul Elmer More in developing the core doctrines that were to constitute New Humanism.

 

1891 - Went to France to study École Pratique des Hautes-études linked to the Sorbonne, studied Pali literature and Buddhism. Then he took a master's degree at Harvard, including Sanskrit.

 

1893 - Finished  MA Oriental Studies, Harvard University.

 

1894 - Served as Professor in French at Harvard University

 

1912 - Rising from the ranks to become a full professor of French literature.

 

         - Credited with introducing the study of comparative literature there.    

 

1895 - Gave a lecture What is Humanism?, which announced his attack on Rousseau.

 

1908 - Babbitt's Literature and the American College caused a stir, but it was assembled from writings already circulated.

 

        - Continued to publish in the same vein, often derogatory of figures from the French literature that was his avowed specialism.

 

1912-1933 - Professor of French Literature, Harvard University.    

 

1923 - Visiting Professor in Sorbonne.

 

1926 - Wrote an essay The Humanism of Irving Babbitt, a review of Democracy and Leadership.  

1933 - Irving Babbitt died 15th of July in Cambridge.

 

 

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