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Mary J. Carruthers

Author of The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture

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Mary Carruthers is Remarque Professor of Literature at New York University and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford — biography from The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture
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Mary J. Carruthers is the Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature and Professor of English, Emerita, at New York University. She also teaches at New York University Abu Dhabi. She was formerly a professor at Case Western Reserve University and the University of Illinois. She earned a PhD in English from Yale University in 1965, and a BA in English from Wellesley College in 1961. She was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2020. Prof. Carruthers was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 2022. She has written widely on medieval literature and rhetoric, memory and mnemonic techniques, and the history of spirituality. Published works include The Book of Memory: A Study of Memory in Medieval Culture (1990).
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