It is often an interesting question when people bring up the best scholars in the world. Before you begin ranking people, it is very important to understand the difference between scholars and fiction or nonfiction writers. Scholars ideally do research and provide theories or alternative ways of doing things for a better society. Here, you will be going through a list of latest known scholars of the 20th century.
Brigadier Enoch Powell was many things to the world. Born in England, Enoch was a poet, politician, classical scholar and a linguist. He was born in 1912 and died in 1998 and served as a Member of Parliament and minister of Health. However, it was in 1968 that he came into prominence with a speech on immigration insights.
- Joseph Campbell
Born in 1904 in White Plains, New York, Joseph Campbell was a mythologist, lecturer, writer and also a professor whose works in comparative mythology proved to be very useful. He worked on a diverse number of issues ranging from religion to politics generally trying to expose that which affected human experience. He summed up all his experiences in the phrase “Follow Your Bliss”.
Born in 1942, Gloria Anzaldua was a feminist scholar, poet, theorist and the brains behind Chicana Cultural theory. She hailed from Mexico. She even wrote a whole book on her lifelong feelings along the Mexico border detailing cultural relations and their effect to society. You can currently read some of her numerous works online as she left a wide variety of theories and essays when she died in 2004.
He was basically the embodiment of an ancient Englishman. Christopher Hogwood was a writer, poet, harpsichordist, English conductor, Musicologist and the brain behind the UK Academy of Ancient Music. A brief look at any of his works will unravel that which made him famous. He died in 2014 aged 73.
There are lots of other modern scholars out here, but these are the top 20th century scholars you should consider looking into.