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Anthony Gaetano Raphael Petti, 1932-1985, was born in England. He attended the University College London and received a BA (Honours) in 1955 and an MA in 1957. In 1970 he received a DLit in Renaissance Literature, History, and Music from the University of London. He was an English lecturer at University College London from 1961 to 1969, and joined the English Department at The University of Calgary as a professor in 1969. He served as head of the Department from 1971 to 1974. His teaching also included lectures in English literature at the University of Oslo in 1961, and in paleography at The Newberry Library Summer Institute in the Archival Sciences in 1981. His area of scholarship included Medieval, Elizabethan and Jacobean literature, drama, paleography and music. He held a number of fellowships including the Killam Residential Fellowship, Calgary in 1977, and was director of the Calgary Renaissance Singers in the 1970s and 1980s. He published numerous articles and books, and was co-editor of the New Catholic Hymnal in 1972. He was married to Lorna Roswell and had at least one child.


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