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Series 2 Ralph Cohen papers, 1948-2015


Scope and Contents

Series 2 Ralph Cophen papers reflect his teaching and lecturing from the years 1948 to 2011 on Eighteenth-Century literature and literary theory and includes mostly lecture notes but also correspondence, class materials, articles, conferences, manuscripts and printed journals. The content in this part of the collection spans Ancient and Medieval Literature ("The Greats"), English and Continental Literature 1660-1770, English and Continental Literature 1770 to 1900, British Literature, American 19th and 20th Century Literature and literary history, literary change, literary criticism, aesthetics, psychology, and genre. These materials cover a complete and impressive range of literary authors and their works throughout the history of literature including the Bible, Ballads, Chaucer, Homer, Virgil, Pope, Donne, Blake, Hume, Thomson, Dryden, Milton, Machiavelli, Dante, Shakespeare, Goldsmith, Austen, Cather, T.S. Eliot, George Elliot, Ellen Glasgow, Emily Dickenson, the Romantics, the Nature Poets, Swift, Olaudah Equiano, James, Faulkner, Fitzgerald, Woolf, and many more.


  • Creation: 1948-2015


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for use except for restricted materials due to FERPA Boxes 138-150.


From the Collection: 75 Cubic Feet (This collection contains 150 document boxes, over 100 computer disks, 686 audio-cassettes, articles, lectures, class materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, albums, certificates, and seven oversize folders of certificates and photographs)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Repository

Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
P.O. Box 400110
University of Virginia
Charlottesville Virginia 22904-4110 United States