Caroline Spurgeon

Caroline Frances Eleanor Spurgeon (24 October 1869, India – 24 October 1942, Tucson, Arizona) was an English literary critic. In 1913, she was appointed Hildred Carlisle Professor of English at the University of London and became head of the Department of English at Bedford College, London. She was the first woman to be awarded a chair at the University of London, and only the second in Britain (the first was Edith Morley). She co-founded the International Federation of University Women with Dr Virginia Gildersleeve.
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