Academic journal article English Studies in Canada

D. Lorne Macdonald 1955-2010

Academic journal article English Studies in Canada

D. Lorne Macdonald 1955-2010

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Lorne Macdonald, a long-time member of ACCUTE and of the Editorial Advisory Board of English Studies in Canada, died in Calgary on 14 January 2010 following a brief illness. Educated at the University of London and the University of Toronto, Lorne was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of British Columbia before joining the Department of English at the University of Calgary in 1991. A devoted teacher, a principled colleague, a meticulous scholar, and a valued friend, he will be missed by friends, colleagues, and students at the University of Calgary and at other universities in Canada and abroad.

Lorne was a voracious reader and a fine writer and scholar. Students remember him for his encyclopedic knowledge and his kindness--as well as for his ability to call the roll by memory at the first class of each term! A respected scholar of British literature of the Romantic period, he was internationally recognized as a biographer and as a textual editor. At the time of his death he was working on an ambitious monograph entitled "Geneva in 1816: A Group Biography," a study of Lord Byron, Claire Clairmont, Matthew Gregory Lewis, John William Polidori, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (later Shelley), and Percy Bysshe Shelley. …

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