Bruce Haywood (September 30, 1925 – January 7, 2020) was an English-born American academic, who served as a professor of German language and literature, dean and provost of Kenyon College and was president of Monmouth College in Illinois.[1] He died in January 2020 at the age of 94.[2]

Early life and educationEdit

Born in York, England in 1925, Haywood was raised in Allerton Bywater, Yorkshire. Haywood served with British Army intelligence corps near Bremerhaven in northern Germany for twenty-seven months at the end of World War II,[3] then attended the University of Leeds. He then went on to McGill University, where he studied under Willem Graff for his bachelor's and master's degrees in 1950. He then moved on to Harvard University, where he completed his doctorate under Stuart Atkins[4] in 1956 with a thesis on "A study of imagery in the works of Novalis."[5]

Academic careerEdit

Recruited by the President of Kenyon College, Gordon Keith Chalmers, Haywood served as a faculty member at Kenyon College, where he was professor of German language and literature from 1954 to 1963, then dean and provost from 1963 to 1980. He was appointed as the tenth president of Monmouth College, he served in that position until 1994.

Published worksEdit

  • Novalis, the veil of imagery; a study of the poetic works of Friedrich von Hardenberg, 1772–1801 's-Gravenhage, Mouton, 1959; Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1959.
  • The Essential College, Gambier, OH: XOXOX Press, 2006
  • Allerton Bywater: A Yorkshire Boyhood, Gambier, OH: XOXOX Press, 2007
  • Bremerhaven: A Memoir of Germany, 1945-1947, Nantucket, MA, Lulu; 1st edition (21 September 2010)


  1. ^ Publishers Information
  3. ^ Haywood, The Essential College, pp. 9–14.
  4. ^ Haywood, The Essential College, pp. 32–43
  5. ^ Harvard College Library Catalogue "HOLLIS"