DEYERMOND, Alan (1932-2009)

Scope and Content

Private papers of Deyermond, Alan (1932-2009), Professor of medieval Hispanic literature, covering the whole course of his career from his undergraduate education at Oxford to his relationship with the British Academy in addition to his academic career at Westfield and then later at Queen Mary and Westfield and Queen Mary, University of London.

Includes private correspondence with academic colleagues and graduate students in the UK and overseas, principally Spain and the USA and academic papers and correspondence relating to College and learned society business, publication series and journals, conference organisation, and Deyermond's own research articles and books, c1950s-2009. English and Spanish.

Administrative / Biographical History

Born Cairo 24 February 1932, schooled in Liverpool, and Jersey, attended Pembroke College, Oxford, reading modern languages, from 1950; 1953 he began BLitt research, degree completed 1957; 1955 first teaching post as Assistant Lecturer at Westfield College, advanced swiftly through each career grade to Chair in 1969, serving, much later (1986-1989), as Vice-Principal of Westfield College; 1990-1997 Research Professor, Queen Mary, University of London; 1997 retired, but held various Visiting Professorships and delivered lectures and conference papers internationally.

Married Ann Bracken in 1957. Published 40 books, written or edited, and almost 200 articles ranging through four centuries of medieval Hispanic literature. Died 19 September 2009.

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Other Finding Aids

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Related Material

Westfield College Archives. Queen Mary College Archives.