Dr. Caroline Francis Eleanor Spurgeon

Title: Dr.
Prename: Caroline Francis Eleanor
Surname: Spurgeon
Profession: Professor
Birthday: 10/24/1869
Place of birth: Punjab
Date of death: 10/24/1942
Place of death: Tuscon, AZ
Education: 1898 King’s College and University College London; 1899 Oxford University; 1911 doctorate at the University of Paris
Career: 1899 assistant, tutor, and lecturer at the Association for the Education of Women, Oxford; from 1901 Bedford College, University of London: until 1906 lecturer in English literature, 1906–13 Hildred Carlile Professor of English Literature, 1913–29 department chair; 1920–21 visiting professor, Barnard College, NY; 1929 honorary doctorates University of London and University of Michigan
Memberships: 1907 founding member and long-serving chair of the British Federation of University Women (BFUW); 1916 Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature; 1918 British Educational Mission to the United States; initiator and 1920–22 president, International Federation of University Women (IFUW)
Biographical literature: Caroline Spurgeon, “Dr. phil. Caroline F.E. Spurgeon, o. Professor des Bedford College der Universität London (Final Honours English, Oxford; D. Litt., London; Docteur de l’Université Paris; Hon. Litt. D., Michigan),” in *Führende Frauen Europas. Neue Folge*, ed. Elga Kern (Munich: E. Reinhardt, 1930), 37–40; [*Oxford Dictionary of National Biography*, "Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon"](http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/48509); Renate Haas, “Caroline Spurgeon: English Studies, the United States, and Internationalism,” *Studia Anglica Posnaniensia: International Review of English Studies* (2002): 1–15
Major works: *Chaucer devant la critique en Angleterre et en France depuis son temps jusqu’à nos jours* (diss.; Paris: Hachette, 1911); *Mysticism in English Literature* (Cambridge: University Press, 1913); *The Privilege of Living in War-Time: An Inaugural Address to King’s College for Women* (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 1914); *Five Hundred Years of Chaucer Criticism and Allusion* (New York: Russell & Russell, 1929); *Shakespeare’s Imagery and What it Tells Us* (Cambridge: University Press, 1935)