Fred Lewis Pattee


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(1863–1950), professor at Pennsylvania State College (1894–1928), is said to have been the first incumbent of a chair of American literature. His works include History of American Literature Since 1870 (1915), The New American Literature, 1890–1930 (1930), and The Feminine Fifties (1940). Penn State Yankee (1953) is autobiography.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Literature.

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