EDUCATION

B.A., University of Pennsylvania (Summa Cum Laude in English)

1968

B.A., Cambridge University (Honours in English)

1970

Ph.D., Princeton University

1974

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Senior Research Fellow, St. John’s College, Oxford

2013-

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for English Studies, School For Advanced Study, University of London

2013-

Visiting Scholar, American Academy in Rome

2014

Hurst Visiting Professor, Washington University

2013

Oxford University, Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

1997-2013

Emeritus

2013

Harvard University, Visiting Scholar in the History of American Civilization

2004

Visiting Fellow, Exeter College, Oxford

1994-5

California Institute of Technology, Associate Professor and Professor

1982-97  

Harvard University, Assistant and Associate Professor

1974-82

 

FELLOWSHIPS AND GRANTS

 

Clark Fund (Harvard University) Stipend

1975-76; 1981-82

National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

1977-78, 1992-3

 

APPOINTMENTS AND COMMITTEES (SELECTED)

 

Advisory Board, Cambridge University Press Studies in American Literature and Culture

Advisory Editor, MODERNISM / modernity

Advisory Editor, Literary Imagination (2000-2003)

Editorial Board, Paideuma

Editorial Board, Rivista di Letterature d'America

Editorial Board, Historicizing Modernism Series, Continuum Press

International Evaluation Committee, Program in American Literature, University of Rome 3

Referee, Italian Evaluation of Research Quality Exercise

Oxford: English Faculty Board and Board of Graduate Studies, Chair of the M. St. Examinations Board, Rothermere Institute Executive Committee, 

MLA Executive Committee, Division of 20th-century English Literature, 1983-88

Convener, Literature Group (Equivalent of Chair), Caltech, 1988-90

Chair, Search Committee (Literature), Caltech, 1988, 1990, 1992

Chair, Mellon Post-doc Search Committee, Caltech, 1986, 1989, 1991

Selection Panel, Newcombe Fellowships, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, 1981-83

Consulting Editor, UMI Research Press New Books in Modern Literature (1982-89).

Referee, Yale, Princeton, Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford, Blackwells, California, Chicago,

Johns Hopkins, SUNY, Rutgers, Penn State, Louisiana State, Pennsylvania, Duke, Texas, Michigan, Virginia University Presses

Faculty Council, Harvard University, 1974-76

Graduate Admissions Committee, Dept. of English, Harvard University, 1979-82

Freshman Admissions Committee, Caltech, 1984-1993

 

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