Born: November 3, 1935
Ohio connection: Resident
Nancy Lenz Harvey, daughter of George W. and Grace (Adams) Lenz, was born in 1935 in Newport News, Virginia. She received a B.A. degree from Longwood College in 1957; an M.A. from the University of Richmond in 1965; and a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina in 1969. She taught high school English in Williamsburg, Virginia, from 1957 until 1964. She then moved on to the University of Richmond, where she worked as an English instructor in 1965. Later that year, she moved to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she served as a part-time and then full-time instructor in English until 1969, when she began work at the University of Cincinnati. She was assistant professor, associate professor, professor of English, director of undergraduate studies in English, and is now professor emeritus. Harvey is the author of a number of non-fiction titles: Medieval and Tudor Drama: 1954-1969; Elizabeth of York: the Mother of Henry VIII; The Rose and the Thorn: The Lives of Mary and Margaret Tudor; and Thomas Cardinal Wolsey. She was a contributor to Critics on Emily Dickinson, and compiled Love's Labor Lost: An Annotated Bibliography with Anna Kirwan Carey. She has also contributed articles and reviews to various literature journals. She is a member of the Modern Language Association of America, the Mediaeval Academy of America, the Renaissance Society of America, and the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies. Nancy Lenz Harvey currently resides in Cincinnati.
American Philological Society grant, 1974; National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, summer, 1975; fellow of the Folger Shakespeare Library, 1976; Ohioana Award from Marjorie Kinney Cooper Library Association of Ohio and Indiana, 1976, for The Rose and the Thorn.