Nebraska Authors

Louis Crompton

Born 1925-04-05 Port Colborne, Ontario (CANADA)

Died 2009-07-11
El Cerrito, CA (USA)

Crompton was an English Professor at the University of Nebraska for over 35 years. His most significant work at the University was in literary research and writing. His 'Gay Literature' MLA paper (1973) inspired his audience to form the gay and lesbian caucus of the MLA. He also organized at UNL a course on gay issues in 1970.

Places Lived

Port Colborne, CANADA
Toronto, CANADA
Chicago, IL
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


English Literature; Literary Criticism; Homosexuality


Bachelor of Arts Degree, 1947, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA
Master of Arts Degree in Mathematics, 1948, University of Toronto, Toronto, CANADA
Master of Arts Degree in English, 1950, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Ph.D., 1955, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Lecturer in Mathematics and English
Professor and Graduate Chair of English

Places Worked

University of British Columbia, CANADA, 1948-49
University of Toronto, CANADA, 1953-55
University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1955-1988


Christian Gauss Award, Phi Beta Kappa Senate, 1969, for Shaw, the Dramatist
Professor Emeritus
Crompton-Noll Award for Excellence in Gay Studies named for him


Modern Language Association of America
American Association of University Professors


The Great Composers: Reviews and Bombardments. 1961. (by Bernard Shaw, ed.)
Great Expectations. 1964. (editor)
Arms and the Man. 1969. (editor)
Shaw, The Dramatist. 1969.
The Road to Equality: Ten Unpublished Lectures and Essays, 1884-1918. 1971. (editor)
The Gay Academic. 1977. (contributor)
The Great Composers. 1978. (editor)
Byron and Greek Love. 1984.

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