Nebraska Authors

David V. Erdman

Born 1911-11-04 Omaha, NE (USA)

Died 2001-10-14
Setauket, NY (USA)

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Des Moines, IA
Northfield, MN
Princeton, NJ
Monticello, AK
Madison, WI
Olivet, MI
Charleston, SC
Detroit, MI
Minneapolis, MN
Stonybrook, NY
Charleston, SC
Bologna, MA
Philadelphia, PA
New York, NY
Setauket, NY
Hempstead, NY

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literary History; Criticism


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1933, Carleton College, Northfield, MN
Ph.D., 1936, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ


English Professor

Places Worked

University of Arkansas at Monticello, Monticello, AR
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Olivet College, Olivet, MI
Citadel, Charleston, SC
United Auto Workers-CIO, Detroit, MI
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN
State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stonybrook, NY
Duke University, Durham, NC
New York Public Library, New York, NY
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
University of Massachusetts Summer School in Bologna, MA
Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY


Guggenheim Fellow, 1947, 1954
Emily S. Hamblen Memorial Award for Best Work on William Blake, 1955, for Blake: Prophet Against Empire
John Cranford Adams Chair, Hofstra University, 1966-67


Modern Language Association of America
The Keats-Shelley Association
Shaw Society
English Institute, Chairman, 1960


Blake: Prophet Against Empire. 1954.
The Poetry and Prose of William Blake. 1965.
Evidence for Authorship: Essays in Attribution. 1966.
A Concordance to the Poetry and Prose of William Blake.
The Illuminated Blake: All of William Blake's Illuminated Works. 1974. (with a Plate by Plate Commentary)
Commerce Des Lumieres: John Oswald and the British in Paris, 1790-93. 1987.

Editor of several volumes on William Blake and the Romantic Movement

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