Nebraska Authors

Lucius A. Sherman

AKA: Lucius Adelno Sherman

Born 1847-08-28 Douglas, MA (USA)

Long-time Professor of English at the University of Nebraska. He was a well- known literary scholar in his day as founder and proponent of a "scientific" method of literary criticism known as "the Nebraska method," which Willa Cather found ludicrous. His contemporaries in the University of Nebraska English Department included Louise Pound, Charles William Wallace, and Prosser Hall Frye.

Places Lived

Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Literature; Composition


Professor of English Literature

Places Worked

University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE


Analytics of Literature: A Manual for the Objective Study of English Prose and Poetry. 1893.
What is Shakespeare? Introduction to the Great Plays. 1902. 1912.
Elements of Literature and Composition: A Manual for Schools. 1908. 1927.

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