Barry Banfield Adams is a Prof Emeritus from the Department of English at Cornell University. As a distinguished scholar of the humanities with a deep commitment to undergraduate education, Barry Adams' tenure in the Department of English spanned 38 years. His essays on medieval and renaissance drama have appeared in many professional journals, and he was a contributor to a volume titled Teaching Shakespeare. During his Cornell Career, he served as vice provost, chairman of the English department, chairman of the University Faculty Library Board, and served on the Faculty Council of Representatives. In 1976, Boston College awarded him a Presidential Bicentennial Award for personal dedication, excellence and service.

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  • A Conversation with Jonathan Culler 

    Culler, Jonathan; Adams, Barry B. (Internet-First University Press, 2015-09-10)
    Professor Culler discusses his background, his academic interests and his multiple roles at Cornell University.
  • A Conversation with Roger Gilbert 

    Gilbert, Roger; Adams, Barry B. (Internet-First University Press, 2015-09-10)
    Professor Gilbert discusses the biography he is writing about beloved poet A.R. (Archie) Ammons: he commens briefly about the legendary M.H. (Mike) Abrams.
  • A Conversation with Kenneth A. McClane 

    McClane, Kenneth A.; Adams, Barry B. (Internet-First University Press, 2015-07-27)
  • A Conversation with Alison Lurie 

    Lurie, Alison; Adams, Barry B. (Internet-First University Press, 2015-07-27)
  • A Conversation with Jim McConkey 

    McConkey, James R.; Adams, Barry B. (Internet-First University Press, 2015-06-02)
    James McConkey, is Goldwin Smith Professor of English Literature Emeritus at Cornell University. Known for his meditative nonfiction narratives, James McConkey began teaching at Cornell in 1956, as an assistant professor ...

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