Dr. David Lampe Poetry Speakers Collection [1979-2002]


Matheson, Lister; 1989-04-22


Lister Matheson


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Dr. David Lampe Poetry Collection


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Biography: Lister Malcolm Metheson Haslett as born on May 19, 1948 in Glasgow, Scotland and died on January 19, 2012. At the time of his death Lister was Professor of English and Medieval Studies at Michigan State University (MSU), where he had taught since 1986. He was an alumnus of the University of Glasgow (Ph.D., 1978), and served as an Assistant Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary while completing his degree. From 1975 to 1986, he worked at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) as an Associate Editor of the Middle English Dictionary and Assistant Professor of English Language and Literature. His scholarly interests lay in the study of the languages and literatures of England and Scotland and especially in their medieval chronicles. His expertise and publication history were wide-ranging and authoritative. Lister’s magisterial study of the Middle English Prose Brut – the legendary and historical account of the founding of Britain – is widely recognized by his peers as the definitive work on the topic. At MSU he taught courses in the history of the English language, Old English language, Old and Middle English Literature, Geoffrey Chaucer, Arthurian literature, medieval English drama, comparative epic, and Scottish history and culture. For several years he directed the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers’ Workshop in Lyman Briggs School at MSU.

- Dignity Memorial, Lister Malcolm Metheson Haslett, 2020-09-14

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