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GOODRICH, NORMA LORRE (MRS. JOHN H. HOWARD), French and Comparative Literature educator: b. Huntington, VT., May 10, 1917; d. Claremont, CA., September 19, 2006. Charles Edmund and Edyth (Riggs) Falby; m. Joseph Marcel Andre Lorre, Dec 10, 1943 (div. June 1946): 1 son, Jean-Joseph; m. John Hereford Howard, Jan. 20, 1964, until his death 1995; BS cum laude, Univ VT., 1938; postgrad. (Univ VT fellow), Univ. Grenoble, France, 1938-39; PhD (Ellis fellow), highest honors, Columbia Univ., 1965. Honorary Doctor of Letters, Univ VT, 1993.
Teacher: high schs., VT., 1939-43, Bentley School, N.Y.C., 1943-47; owner and director Am. Villa in Normandy, Trouville, France, 1947-53; Teacher Fieldston School N.Y.C., 1954-63; Assistant Professor French Univ So. Calif., 1964-66, Associate Professor 1966-71; Dean of Faculty Scripps College, Claremont, Calif., 1971-72; Professor French and Comparative Literature, Claremont Colleges, 1972; Professor emeritus and Dean emeritus 1982-; Visiting Scholar Calif. Lutheran College, 1965; Isle of Man, U.K.,1966; Claremont McKenna College, 1986; Visiting Professor John Carrol Univ., Cleveland, OH, 1987; Calif State Univ., Long Beach, 1986,87,88; Cal Arts, Pasadena, Calif, 1989; Calif. Poly Univ, Pomona, Calif, 1992; Southwestern College, 1993.
Author of: Ancient Myths, 1959, rev. edit., 1977. Medieval Myths, 1960, rev edit., 1977. Doctor and Maria Theresa, 1961. Myths of the Hero, 1961. Ways of Love, 1963. Charles of Orleans: A Study of Themes in His French and English Poetry, 1967. Giono: Master of Fictional Modes, 1973. Afterword for The Man Who Planted Trees (Jean Giono), 1985 (New Eng. Bk award), London edition, 1989. King Arthur, 1986, 2nd edit. 1989. Merlin, 1987, 2nd edit., 1989. Il Mito della Tavola Rotonda (trans of King Arthur), 1989. Le Roi Arthur (trans. of King Arthur) 1989. Castle Eppstein (trans. of Alexander Dumas), 1989. Priestesses, 1989, Guinevere, 1991. The Holy Grail, 1992. Il Mito di Merlino, (trans. of Merlin), 1992. Heroines, 1993.
Articles, Awards and Offices: Contributing articles to internat. profl. jours.; guest appearances various TV and radio shows, Eng., 1986, U.S., 1986-90. mem. pub. rels. staff Worthington Corp., N.Y.C. 1953-54; bd. dirs., Soc patron West End Opera Assn., 1973-74, program dir., 1975-76; guest lectr. Flower Festival, Arthuret Ch., Longton, Cumbria, Eng., 1991, guest preacher, 1992. Recipient Good Citizen medal SAR, 1989, Martha Washington Medal, 1992, Wallace award Am. Scottish Found., N.Y.C., 1990; invested as Dame, Knights Templar, Commandery of Nova Scotia, in the Rosslyn Chapel, Scotland, Sept 7, 1990; re-invested as Knight Templar, Dame and Officer with the rank of Commander in Teampull of Sion, Edinburgh, Scotland, Sept 8, 1990, St. Mary's Cathedral, Edinburgh; Fellow Society Antiquarians, Nat. Inst., Social Sciences.; member Assn. Study of Dada and Surrealism (sec 1970-72), Philol. Assn., Pacific Coast (nominating com 1971-72), MLA (mem. del. assembly's election com. 1975), The Prehistoric Soc., Am. Assn. Teachers of French, Medieval Assn. Pacific, Medieval Acad. Am., Columbia Univ. Alumni Assn., Dante Soc., Pierport Morgan Libr., Clan Mac Arthur, Clan Mac Kay (hon.), 78th Fraser's Highlanders 2d Bn. of Foot Am. (ensign), Tordarroch Trust (Scotland and U.S.), Met. Opera Guild, Phi Kappa Phi., National Soc Daughters of Amer. Revolution (NSDAR); Royal Society of Descendants of Charlemagne, 1994
Avocations: gymnastics, gardening and dressmaking.
Her statement: "I believe in the creative power of certain individuals who, because of this power or gift, must be allowed by society to be alone, work alone, and left alone to perfect their work. Our education must be more lenient to these individuals and more understanding on that individual who does not conform to the average."