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Donald Francis McKenzie 1931–1999

David McKitterick

in Proceedings of the British Academy, Volume 115 Biographical Memoirs of Fellows, I

Published by British Academy

Published in print January 2003 | ISBN: 9780197262788
Published online January 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191754210 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197262788.003.0015

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Donald Francis McKenzie 1931–1999

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Don McKenzie, Professor of English Language and Literature at Victoria University of Wellington and later Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism at Oxford, argued for the place of bibliography at the centre of literary and historical understanding. The Cambridge University Press, 1696–1712: a bibliographical study (1966) led to a transformation of bibliographical studies. McKenzie edited the plays of Congreve and was elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy in 1980 while he was still living in New Zealand. After moving to Oxford, he was elected Fellow in 1986. Obituary by David McKitterick FBA.

Keywords: Don McKenzie; FBA; bibliographic studies; textual criticism; Cambridge University Press; Congreve; British Academy; David McKitterick FBA

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Subjects: Methods and Historiography

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