English Department


$100,000 Gift from Dr. Alice Griffin Establishes Graduate Fellowships in English

Graduate students who have completed 15 credits toward the MA in English with a Concentration in Literature may apply for the Dr. Alice Griffin Fellowship. Griffin Fellows will receive funding for tuition and fees to complete the final 15 credits of their Masters degrees. The Alice Griffin Fellowship is only available to graduate students at Lehman College-CUNY pursuing the MA in English with a Concentration in Literature. For more information please contact the Department Graduate Director, or English Department Chair.

Dr. Alice Griffin was Professor of English Emerita, Lehman College, The City University of NY. She received her PhD in dramatic literature and Shakespeare from Columbia University where she was a Fisher Fellow. At home in the worlds of theater and literature, she taught English literature at Hunter College, where she became director of the graduate English program at Hunter’s north campus, which would become Lehman College. She taught Shakespeare, dramatic literature and modern British literature for forty-two years, retiring in 1991. She served on the board of directors of the Shakespeare Association of America and the American Theatre Association (formerly the American Educational Theatre Association). Dr. Griffin was also on the editorial board of the journal “Shakespeare Quarterly” and served as a drama critic/journalist with Theatre Arts Magazine as associate editor and NY radio stations such as WNYC and WBAI.

Dr. Griffin authored several books, including Understanding Tennessee Williams, Pageantry on the Shakespearean Stage, Living Theatre, Rebels and Lovers: Shakespeare’s Young Heroes and Heroines, The Sources of Ten Shakespearean Plays, Understanding Arthur Miller, Understanding Lillian Hellman, and her most recent title, Shakespeare’s Women in Love. For more information about Dr. Griffin’s books, please visit Amazon.com.


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