Academic journal article American Journal of Italian Studies

In Memoriam: S(tanley) Bernard Chandler (1921-1999). (Book Reviews)

Academic journal article American Journal of Italian Studies

In Memoriam: S(tanley) Bernard Chandler (1921-1999). (Book Reviews)

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Stanley Bernard Chandler died in Toronto on January 3, 1999 at the age of 78. He was born in Canterbury, England on May 31, 1921. He and his wife Pearl Morrison had two children: Melanie Linda and Gregory Stephen.

Professor Chandler received his Bachelors degree from the University of London in 1947 and his Ph.D. from the same institution in 1953. He held academic posts in various institutions of higher learning including assistant lecturer in Italian at the University of London (1948-1950); lecturer in Italian at the University of Aberdeen in Scotland (1950-1957); Associate Professor of Italian at the University of Toronto (1957-1963); and Professor (1963-1984). Professor Chandler was originally appointed in 1957 to his position of Associate Professor of Italian by Professor G. L. Stagg, then head of the University of Toronto's Department of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese.

He also served as first Chair of the Department of Italian Studies from 1973 to 1984. Under his leadership the Department grew steadily into the largest department of Italian Studies in North America. In their volume on the history of the Italian studies at the University of Toronto, Kuitunen and Molinaro (1991: 71; see also Kuitunen 1994:134) state that "[i]n 1984 when he retired, Professor Chandler could look back on a fruitful career as chairman which had produced a substantial student enrolment in Italian in Toronto, and a consolidation of the discipline outside the University." Moreover, he twice served as President of the Dante Society of Toronto (1959-1960; 1964-1965).

His professional research included a volume on Manzoni (1974) and a collection of studies on the Italian novel of the nineteenth century (Chandler 1989). Moreover, he co-edited two volumes on Italian with Julius Molinaro (Chandler and Molinaro [1966,1986)]). …

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