175 Makers of History: Kemp Malone

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Medievalist

Kemp Malone

Kemp Malone was the leading mind and voice of medievalist scholarship in the first half of the twentieth century.

An international authority on Chaucer, Malone was a professor of English literature at The Johns Hopkins University from 1924 to 1956. He authored more than 500 works and served as president of the Modern Language Association of America, the Linguistic Society of America, and several other national organizations devoted to the study of the English language.

The Kemp Malone Library -- the intellectual home of Emory's English department -- is located on the third floor of the Callaway Center.