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Frederick Newberry
American specialist in literature and university teacher

Frederick Newberry

Frederick Newberry
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Intro American specialist in literature and university teacher
Is Scholar Literary scholar Professor Educator Specialist in literature
From United States of America
Field Academia Literature
Gender male
Birth 15 November 1941, Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan, USA
Age 82 years
Star sign Scorpio
University of Redlands, Redlands, California, USA Bachelor of Arts (-1964)
University of Redlands, Redlands, California, USA Master of Arts (-1969)
Washington State University, Washington, USA Ph.D., American Studies (-1977)
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Frederick H. Newberry (born 15 November 1941) is an American literary scholar focused on the American literature of the nineteenth century. Most of his publications deal with the works of noted American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Education and career

Newberry was born on November 15, 1941, in Detroit, Michigan, and grew up in Burbank, California. He went to the University of Redlands, Redlands, California, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and 1964, followed by his Master of Arts degree in 1969. In 1977, he received his Ph.D. in American Studies at Washington State University, Washington.

Newberry began his teaching career in 1976 as a lecturer at the University of California in Los Angeles. In 1977, he joined the University of Oregon as an assistant professor. In 1986, he became the Professor of American Literature at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Newberry retired in 2012.



  • Hawthorne's Divided Loyalties: England and America in His Works. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, Rutherford NJ 1987. ISBN 0838632742

Articles (selection)

  • The Gray Champion: Hawthorne's Ironic Criticism of Puritan Rebellion. Found in: Studies in Short Fiction 13, 1976. S. 363–70.
  • Tradition and Disinheritance in "The Scarlet Letter". Found in: ESQ: A Journal of the American Renaissance 23, 1977. S. 1–26.
  • The Demonic in "Endicott and the Red Cross". Found in: Papers on Language and Literature 13, 1977. S. 251–259.
  • A Note on the Horror in James's Revision of Daisy Miller. Found in: The Henry James Review 3:3, 1982. S. 229–232.
  • A Red-Hot A and a Lusting Divine: Sources for The Scarlet Letter. Found in: The New England Quarterly 60:2, 1987. S. 256–264.
  • The Biblical Veil: Sources and Typology in Hawthorne's "The Minister's Black Veil." Found in: Texas Studies in Literature and Language 31:2, 1989. S. 169–195.
  • Fantasy, Reality and Audience in Hawthorne's "Drowne's Wooden Image." Found in: Studies in the Novel 23:1, 1991. S. 28–45.
  • "The Artist of the Beautiful": Crossing the Transcendent Divide in Hawthorne's Fiction. Found in: Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol. 50, No. 1 (Jun., 1995), pp. 78-96 (19 pages) Published By: University of California Press
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