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Ian Robert James Jack

Biographical Information: IAN ROBERT JAMES JACK (Professor), M.A. (Hons) (Edin.) (1946), D.Phil. (Oxon) (1950), Litt.D. (Cantab) (1973), F.B.A. (1986), born 5th December 1923 at 5 Cambridge Street, Morningside, Edinburgh, Scotland, died 3rd September 2008 at his home in Fen Ditton, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Brought up by his aunt Helen Margaret Edith Jack (Edith) (see and below) when his mother died young (1932) and he was aged 8. Suffered from chronic asthma all his life. Educated at George Watson's College, Edinburgh, where he was John Welsh Classical Scholar, graduated (M.A. with 1st Class Honours 1946) from the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, and (D. Phil. 1950) at Merton College, University of Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England. Lecturer in English and Fellow of Brasenose College, University of Oxford (195055) and Senior Research Fellow (1955-61). Appointed (1961-73) Lecturer in English and (1973-76) Reader in English Poetry at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge. Fellow, tutor and librarian at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge (1967-75). Litt.D. (Cantab.) (1973). Professor of English Literature (1976-89) and appointed (2002) Emeritus Professor at the University of Cambridge. Fellow of the British Academy (F.B.A.) (1986). Visiting professorships included Alexandria, Egypt (1960), Otago, New Zealand (1964), Chicago, Illinois (1968-69), California at Berkeley (1968-69), British Columbia (1975), Virginia (1980-81), Tsuda College, Tokyo, Japan (1981), New York University, New York City, New York (1989). Publications included: Augustan Satire (1952), English Literature 1815-1832 (Vol. X Oxford History of English Literature) (1963), Keats and the Mirror of Art (1967), Browning's Major Poetry (1973), The Poet and His Audience (1984), and he edited: Browning - Poetical Works 1833-1864 (1970), Emily Bronte - Wuthering Heights (1976), Bronte novels (Clarendon edition), The Poetical Works of Browning, Vols. 1-4 (1983-1991). Retired (1994) and (2003) was involved in literary criticism and editing (including an edition of Browning's poems). See obituaries in The Daily Telegraph newspaper, London, England, of 12th September 2008 and The Guardian newspaper, London, of 27th October 2008. Was living (2007) at Fen Ditton, near Cambridge. Married 1st (1948) Jane Henderson MacDonald (born c. 1925) of Elgin, Morayshire, Scotland, graduate (M.A. with 1st Class Honours) of the University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, English don at the University of Oxford, Oxford (1989), and was divorced, she living (1992) at La Garde-Freinet, Var, France, having three children:- IAN ROBERT JAMES JACK married 2nd (12th August 1972) Margaret Elizabeth Crone (Elizabeth) (born 24th August 1937), from Yorkshire, England, daughter of ..... Crone (died 1974), Commander Royal Navy during World War II and previously in the Merchant Navy, insurance broker from Northern Ireland, and of Margaret Helen Neill (born 25th March 1908 in York, Yorkshire, England) who was living (2008) at Fen Ditton, near Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England, having one further son:-

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