John Erskine (educator)

John Erskine (educator)

John Erskine (October 5 1879 - June 2 1951) was a U.S. educator and author, born in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University (A.M., 1901; Ph. D., 1903).

Professor Erskine was employed at Columbia and Amherst. He instituted Columbia College's General Honors Course, a two-year undergraduate seminar that would later help inspire "Masterworks of Western Literature," now known commonly as "Literature Humanities," the second component of Columbia College's Core Curriculum.

Erskine Place, a street in the New York City borough of The Bronx, was named after him.

Erskine was also the author of numerous publications, including:

* "The Elizabethan Lyric" (1903)
* "Selections from the Faerie Queene" (1905)
* "Actœon and Other Poems" (1907)
* "Leading American novelists" (1910)
* "Written English", with Helen Erskine (1910; revised edition, 1913)
* "Selections from the Idylls of the King" (1912)
* "The Kinds of Poetry" (1913)
* "Poems of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats", with W. P. Trent (1914)
* "The Moral Obligation of the Intelligent, and Other Essays" (1915)
* "The Shadowed Hour" (1917)
* "Democracy and Ideals" (1920)
* "The Little Disciple" (1923)
* "Private Life of Helen of Troy" (1925)
* "Sonata" (1925)
* "Galahad" (1926)
* "Adam And Eve" (1927)
* "American Character" (1927)
* "Prohibition And Christianity, And Other Paradoxes" (1927)
* "The Delight Of Great Books" (1928)
* "Penelope's Man" (1928)
* "Sincerity" (1929)
* "Uncle Sam In The Eyes Of His Family" (1930)
* "Cinderella's Daughter, And Other Sequels And Consequences" (1930)
* "The Brief Hour Of Francois Villon" (1937)
* "The Start Of The Road" (1938)

External links

* [ Find a Grave (memorial site)]

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