Edward TaylerLionel Trilling Professor Emeritus in The Humanities613A Philosophy Hall(212) 854 6405
Areas of Interest :16th- and 17th-century poetry and prose; Milton; Shakespeare
BA Amherst (1954), PhD Stanford (1960). Professor Tayler has taught at Stanford, Princeton, The Bread Loaf School of English, and Columbia (since 1960). He has led on rare occasions an active if not interesting professional life, giving talks in a variety of venues, here and abroad, finding himself a member of scholarly societies, serving on editorial boards, and the like. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1969) and two NEH-Huntington Grants (1975, 1983); "Great Teacher," Society of Older Graduates (1985), Mark Van Doren Award for Teaching and Leadership (1986), "Honored Scholar," Milton Society (1989), Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching (1996), Distinguished Service to the Core Curriculum (1998). He has taught the poetry and prose of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, with special attention to Shakespeare and Milton, for a long time. In addition to writing a few reviews and fewer articles Tayler has published these books: Nature and Art in Renaissance Literature (1964); Literary Criticism of Seventeenth-Century England (1967); Milton's Poetry (1979); and Donne's Idea of a Woman (1991). He still thinks to write, and especially to teach and learn.