Dr. Anne Wyatt-Brown

Associate Professor Emeritus,
University of Florida

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University of Florida
Baltimore, MD

Dr. Anne Wyatt-Brown

Associate Professor Emeritus,
University of Florida


Anne M. Wyatt-Brown is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the Program in Linguistics, University of Florida. Her degrees include, A. B., Radcliffe College, Harvard University, 1961, M.A.T., The Johns Hopkins University, 1962, and PhD. in English, Case Western Reserve University, 1972. She joined the Gerontological Society of America in 1983 and was elected a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America in 1999. Editor of Age Studies, a book series for the University Press of Virginia from 1993-2001, she also serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Aging Studies, International Journal of Aging and Human Development, and Psyart: The Journal. From 2005-2010 she was co-editor of the Journal of Aging, Humanities, and the Arts published by Routledge and sponsored by the Gerontological Society of America. Her books are Barbara Pym: A Critical Biography (Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1992) and Aging and Gender in Literature: Studies in Creativity (Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1993), a co-edited collection. In 1995 she was guest editor of Creativity in the Face of Death for the Journal of Aging Studies 4 (Winter) and in 2003 guest editor of Generations for Listening to Older People’s Stories (27, 3). Professor Wyatt-Brown’s essays have appeared in The Gerontologist, Generations, Journal of Aging Studies, Aging and Identity, Psychohistory Review, and The Journal of Modern Literature. “Aging and Literature,” a major essay review, has appeared in the Encyclopedia of Aging (Macmillan, 2002). She also has articles in the two editions of the Handbook of Humanities and Aging (Springer, 1992 & 2000), and one on psychoanalysis and teaching writing in Transitional Objects and Potential Spaces: Literary Uses of D. W. Winnicott (1993). A literature review on aging and literature appeared in The Oxford Companion to Women's Writing in the United States (1995). Dr. Wyatt-Brown has also published (with Barbara Waxman) Brief Bibliography: a Selected Bibliography for Gerontological Instruction. Aging in Literature. Association for Gerontology in Higher Education, 1999. “Literary Representation of Aging” appeared in 2007 in Birren, James (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Gerontology: Age, Aging, and the Aged, 2nd Edition, Vol. 2, pp. 85-92. Oxford, UK: Elsevier Ltd. “Resilience and Creativity in Aging: The Realms of Silver” was published in Cole, Thomas R., Ruth E. Ray, and Robert Kastenbaum (Eds). A Guide to Humanistic Studies in Aging: What Does It Mean to Grow Old?, pp. 57-92. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins Press, 2010.


Case Western Reserve
Cleveland, Ohio, United States
PhD, 1972
English literature
1966 To 1972
Dissertation: "E. M. Forster and the Transformation of Comedy,"
Advisor: Roger B. Salomon

Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Master of Arts in Teaching, 1962
1961 To 1962

Radcliffe College
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
A.B., 1961
English literature
1957 To 1961

Job History

University of Florida
Associate Professor Emeritus
Gainesville, FL, United States
August 1983 - April 2014

Areas Of Expertise

  • Humanities and the Arts: Literature


  • Humanities and Arts