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About Clifford Davidson

Davidson, who received WMU's first Distinguished Scholar Award in 1985, retired in 2003 after more than 37 years on the faculty. He has written, edited, co-written or co-edited more than three dozen books. During his tenure at WMU, Davidson co-edited a popular international journal, Comparative Drama, for 33 years and founded the Early Drama, Art, and Music Project. He directed the now-discontinued EDAM project for 27 years and while serving as its lead editor, oversaw two book series published by Medieval Institute Publications.
In addition, Davidson spent many years editing WMU's Early Drama, Art and Music Review as well as helping to organize the University's world-renowned International Congress on Medieval Studies.


Present Professor Emeritus, English and Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Scholar Award, Western Michigan University


1966 Ph.D., Wayne State University
1961 M.A., Wayne State University
1954 B.Sc., St. Cloud State University

Books, Monographs, and Editions (44)