Biography and History

A. Walton Litz (1929- ), Princeton Class of '51, was the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton University, where he taught from 1956-1993 (?). He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University while he was there on a Rhodes Scholarship (1951-1954). Litz has written or edited more than twenty volumes, including The Art of James Joyce, Jane Austen: A Study of Her Artistic Development, Introspective Voyager: The Poetic Development of Wallace Stevens, Modern Literary Criticism, 1900-1970, The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, and the Prentice-Hall Anthology of American Literature. He has received grants and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Danforth Foundation (E. Harris Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

Source: From the finding aid for C0955

  • A. Walton Litz Papers. 1969-1993 (inclusive).

    Call Number: C0955

    A. Walton Litz was a member of the Princeton Class of 1951, and later became the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton, where he taught from 1956-1993 (?). Consists of Litz's English literature course materials and preliminary chapters for the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7 (2000), edited by Litz, Louis Menand, and Lawrence Rainey.