Henry Alfred Todd

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Henry Alfred Todd (born March 13, 1854 in Woodstock (Illinois) , † January 3, 1925 in New York City ) was an American Romanist .

life and work

Todd studied at Princeton University , then in Paris (with Gaston Paris ), in Berlin (with Adolf Tobler ), in Rome and Madrid. In 1885 he received his doctorate at Johns Hopkins University under Aaron Marshall Elliott with the work Le dit de la panthère d'amours , written in Paris . Poëme du XIIIe siècle par Nicole de Margival (Paris 1883, New York 1966) and taught there until 1891. From 1891 to 1893 he taught at Stanford University , from 1893 he was Professor of Romance Philology at Columbia University in New York City.

Todd was president of the Modern Language Association in 1906 . In 1910 he was the founder (with Raymond Weeks) and then editor of the Romanic Review magazine .

Other works

  • (Ed.) La Naissance du Chevalier au cygne ou les Enfants changés en cygnes. French poem of the XIIth century, Baltimore 1889


  • Todd memorial volumes. Philological studies, ed. by John Driscoll Fitz-Gerald and Pauline Taylor, 2 vols., New York 1930, Freeport, NY 1968 (with list of publications)

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