Title: Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884.
Publisher:  Nova Scotia Printing Company, Halifax, 1884,
Seller ID: 97193
ALEXANDER, W.J. The Study of Literature : Inaugural Address Delivered at the Convocation of Dalhousie University, Halifax, N.S., Oct. 28th, 1884. Halifax : Printed at the Office of the Nova Scotia Printing Company, n.d. . Pp -22,(2). 8vo, pale green printed stitched card covers. Watters p.600. Alexander was Munro Professor of English Language and Literature at Dalhousie University, and Sometime Fellow of the Johns Hopkins University. William John Alexander (1855-1944) was born in Hamilton, Ontario, taught at Prince of Wales College, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, in 1878-79, then left for Johns Hopkins University, and later took the position of Professor of English at Dalhousie University in Halifax, where he taught from 1884to 1889. In 1889, he took the new chair of English at University College, University of Toronto. In 1889, he used his inaugural lecture to define "the study of literature as a work of interpretation" and recognized "the great truth that the production of emotion is the object of the highest forms of literature." Tear to foot of spine and fore-edge, else very good. 125.00