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A. Walton Litz Papers

C0955

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Summary Information

Repository:
Princeton University. Library. Dept. of Rare Books and Special CollectionsManuscripts DivisionOne Washington RoadPrinceton, New Jersey 08544 USA
Creator - cre:
Litz, A. Walton.
Title:
A. Walton Litz Papers
Date [inclusive]:
1969-1993
Call Number:
C0955
Extent:
4.4 linear feet (4 record center cartons, 1 archival box)
Location:
rcpxm
Language:
English
Abstract:
A. Walton Litz was a member of the Princeton Class of 1951, and later became the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton, where he taught from 1956-1993 (?). Consists of Litz's English literature course materials and preliminary chapters for the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7 (2000), edited by Litz, Louis Menand, and Lawrence Rainey.
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Biography/History

A. Walton Litz (1929- ), Princeton Class of '51, was the Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton University, where he taught from 1956-1993 (?). He earned his Ph.D. from Oxford University while he was there on a Rhodes Scholarship (1951-1954). Litz has written or edited more than twenty volumes, including The Art of James Joyce, Jane Austen: A Study of Her Artistic Development, Introspective Voyager: The Poetic Development of Wallace Stevens, Modern Literary Criticism, 1900-1970, The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, and the Prentice-Hall Anthology of American Literature. He has received grants and awards from the American Council of Learned Societies, the Danforth Foundation (E. Harris Harbison Award for Gifted Teaching), the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and the American Philosophical Society.

Administrative Information

Publication Information

Princeton University Library. Department of Rare Books and Special Collections.,  2003

Revision Description

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)
  • Princeton University -- Faculty -- 20th century.
Form/Genre(s)
  • Lectures.
  • Reading lists.
  • Syllabi.
Subject(s)
  • American poetry -- Study and teaching -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century.
  • English literature -- Study and teaching -- New Jersey -- Princeton -- 20th century.
  • Literature -- History and criticism.
  • American literature
  • British literature

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Collection Inventory

Introduction (English 206: Modern Literature), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Frost: Poetry or Metaphor, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Frost's Development, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Frost: The Tragic and The Comic, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 206: Syllabus, Reserve Lists, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Expatriates, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Hemingway - A Style for His Time, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Hemingway's Career, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Development (Early Verse), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Early Eliot, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Later Verse, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

D. H. Lawrence, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot: The Waste Land, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wallace Stevens: The Poetry of Earth (2 folders), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens: Imagination as Value, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wallace Stevens: The Dimensions of Harmonism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens: The Poet as Painter, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens' Development, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens' "From the Journal of Crispin", dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens I, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens II, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens III, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens IV/Hardy, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Notes on Notes Toward A Supreme Fiction (Stevens), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

James Joyce: "I am of Ireland", dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Unity of Dubliners, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Joyce's Portrait, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Dubliners / Portrait, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Ulysses & Finnegan's Wake, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Development, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Private Vision, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Symbolism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats: The Tower, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

T. S. Eliot/Ezra Pound/Jules Laforgue, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 344 - Introduction to Modern British Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

What was Modernism?, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364: Introduction (Modern American Poetry), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364 Handouts, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364 Final Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364 (Modern American Poetry Final Exam), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Stevens/Williams (last lecture), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Williams, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Williams, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Paterson, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Paterson lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Spring and All (by WCW, ), 1923. portion of 1 box.

English 320: Introductory Lecture, 1974 Spring. portion of 1 box.

The Cantos (Canto I), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Extension Lectures, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Waste Land (I & II), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Waste Land: Eliot's Second Birth, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Modern Criticism Seminar, 1969 Fall. portion of 1 box.

English 546 Bibliography (Special Studies), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

320 Lecture (I), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 568 Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

313 Introductory Lecture (History of Literary Criticism), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Aristotle - Plato: The Foundations of Classicism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Aristotle's Poetics, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Horace - Longinus and Rhetoric, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Medieval Poetic Theory, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Elizabethan Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Rise of Neo-Classicism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Dryden, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Johnson, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

18th Century Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

From Neo-Classicism to Romanticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wordsworth & Coleridge: The Language of Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Coleridge as Critic, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Coleridge: The Psychology of Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English Romantic Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Arnold, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Art for Art's Sake, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Art of Fiction, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Naturalism and Humanism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Croce and Expressionism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Ezra Pound, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

I. A. Richards, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Formal and Analytical Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Historical Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 313 - Northrop Frye, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Psychological/Archetypal Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 202 Syllabi, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 546: Special Studies in late 18th century - early 19th century Literature, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Graduate Criticism Reading Lists, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Hermeneutic Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Richards' Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

New Criticism (Empson), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Criticism of Fiction, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Leavis & Scrutiny, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound's Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Northrop Frye, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

New Humanism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

New Historicism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Historical Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Freud & Jung: Psychological and Archetypal Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Spatial Form in Narrative, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Structuralism & After, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Marxist Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Reader Response Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Northrop Frye, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Biographical Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Faulkner: Collected Stories, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Modern Literary Criticism, 1971 Fall. portion of 1 box.

Criticism, Seminar, 1981. portion of 1 box.

All Souls College, Oxford, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Old Checking Account, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound and Eliot as American Poets, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot and Pound as American Poets, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Oxford lecture ("Williams and Stevens: The Quest for a Native American Modernism"), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

C.V. and Publications, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

TLS Modernism Review, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Salzburg Lectures, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound/R. P. Blackmur, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Mauberley (Ezra Pound's Hugh Selwyn Mauberley), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Career, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Waste Land, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Tomlinson letters, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yale Pound Archive, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Brown EP Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Modernism Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Faulkner: Go Down, Moses, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Some Remarks (Order and Myth), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Notes / Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction (essay on Stevens), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364 (labeled 558--graduate version of the course), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 206 Exams, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Absalom, Absalom notes, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce, 1983. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce, 1985. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Joyce: Poems and Shorter Writings, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce Talk, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

New Criticism (II), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Chicago Critics, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Faulkner: Yoknapatawpha Legend, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound Obituary, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Recent Literary Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Finnegan's Wake, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Cambridge Afterword, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Library Chronicle, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wallace Stevens Paper ("Compass and Curriculum": Teaching Stevens Among the Moderns), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats and the Tragic Generation: Bibliography of Irish Renaissance, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Mythologies, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Tower, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats: Tragic Joy, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Personae (1), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats's Personae (2), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Tower Poems (I&II), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Last Poems (Yeats), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound's Early Verse, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 364 (Modern British Poetry), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wild Swans at Coole = Michael Robartes and the Dancer (Yeats), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

A Vision (Yeats), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 344: Modern British Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 344, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 320 (Modern British Poetry) Reading Lists & Syllabi, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 321 (Modern American Poetry), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Hollow Men to Ash Wednesday, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Symbolism of Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

London 1909 / Imagism, 1909. portion of 1 box.

English 320 Examinations, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (Pound), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Composition of Four Quartets (Eliot), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot: Four Quartets, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 206: Yeats' Private Vision, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot and F.H. Bradley, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot Folder, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Ms. Info (includes dissertation prospectus by, and some correspondence with, Louis (Luke) Menand), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot misc., dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Ron Bush essay (Pound), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Early Poems, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Clark Lectures (Eliot's articles about poetry in The Listener), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Waste Land tape (?Withered stumps of time?: Allusion, Reading, and Writing in "The Waste Land" by John Paul Riquelme), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Litz 101 Notes on Ash Wednesday, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Litz #14 Mauberley (c. 1), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Litz #14 Mauberley (c. 2), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Four Quartets, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound's early Verse (English 588), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Four Quartets and Eliot's Criticism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound: 1917 Cantos, 1917. portion of 1 box.

Waste Land (misc. material), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Foreground of British Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Four Quartets (I & II), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Early Cantos, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Dylan Thomas (I & II), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Philip Larkin, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

World War I Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Retrospect (essay about modern British poetry; M.L. Rosenthal article in TLS ), 1970 January 29. portion of 1 box.

Philip Larkin, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

British Poetry: Viewpoint, 1950. portion of 1 box.

Hart Crane, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

English 320 - Last Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Georgian and War Poetry, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Robert Graves, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

D. H. Lawrence, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot & Tennyson, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Oxford 1928 (Auden material), 1928. portion of 1 box.

English Poetry After WWII, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Auden's Recent Verse, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Auden at Work, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Auden's Two Cities / Poetry as a Means of Grace, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Auden, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

R. P. Blackmur / Ezra Pound (The Making of The Waste Land), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Marcia Nardi Letters (from William Carlos Williams), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce: Brooklyn, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Wilma(?) Theatre Travesties (Tom Stoppard play at Aldwych Theatre, 1974 June; James Joyce material), 1974 June. portion of 1 box.

Yeats & Joyce, 1982. portion of 1 box.

Eliot: The Allusive Poet, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Groden Guides: Bios of R. P. Blackmur, Ezra Pound, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

"The Pure Good of Theory" (South Atlantic MLA), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Yale Review: Eliot essay, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot's Art of Allusion ("The Allusive Poet: Eliot and his Sources"), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot: Pasadena/St. Louis Lecture ("The Allusive Poet: Eliot and his Sources"), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Venice Talk: Joyce and Pound, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

"The Making of The Waste Land", dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

MLA Notes Lecture, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

WBY (Yeats' material), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

The Meaning of Modernism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Origins of Modernism, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Pound, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Joyce, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Research Seminar Spring 1987 (syllabus for English 558, 1988 Fall - Pound, Eliot. Stevens, Williams), 1987. portion of 1 box.

Research Seminar (Pound and Eliot material), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Seminar (Pound, Yeats, Eliot material), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Eliot (English 364, Oxford lectures?), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

"Fair Use of Unpublished Works: Scholarly Research and Case Law Since 1992" (published in Tulsa Law Journal) by Robert Spoo, one of Litz's former students who is now a copyright lawyer), dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

Preliminary chapters for the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism, Volume 7, published in 2000 and edited by Louis ("Luke") Menand, A. Walton Litz, and Lawrence Rainey, 1987-1991. portion of 1 box.

(2) "T. S. Eliot" by Louis Menand (includes TLS by "Luke" to "Walt," ), undated. portion of 1 box.

(4) "Criticism and the Academy" by Wally Martin (includes photocopy of TLS by Martin to Menand, ), 1988. portion of 1 box.

(5) "Southern New Critics" by William E. Cain (includes ANS by "Luke" to "Walt" on photocopied TLS by Cain to "Luke," 1991) [Note: Cain was replaced by Mark Jancovitch in the published edition.], 1991. portion of 1 box.

(7) "Burke" by Eugene Goodheart (includes photocopy of 1 TLS by Litz to Gene, 1987, and 3 ALsS by Goodheart to Litz, 1987), 1987. portion of 1 box.

1 folder of postcards, 1 photo of Pound's grave, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.

3 folders of various posters (folded up) from conferences that Litz attended, dates not examined. portion of 1 box.