Stanley B. Greenfield


Stanley B. Greenfield (1922-1987) spent the major part of his teaching career at the University of Oregon. He also held visiting professorships at UCLA, UC Berkeley, the University of Regensburg, and a research fellowship at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His numerous publications included criticism--A Critical History of Old English Literature, Hero and Exile (posthumous, ed. George Brown), and others; translation--A Readable Beowulf; and bibliographies. Greenfield co-founded the International Association of Ango-Saxonists and Anglo-Saxon England. As a scholar-teacher, he won a number of awards, among them the Haskins Medal from the Medieval Academy of America and PMLA's prize for an outstanding article. He also received Guggenheim, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Fulbright fellowships. During World War II, Greenfield served in the U.S. Army deciphering tank codes.

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