BA Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton; MA PhD Columbia University, 1973
Thomas A. Bartlett Professor in the Department of English
Chair, Department of English, 2005-present
Acting Director of the Picker Art Gallery,2003- 2005,
Member of the Bowdoin College Board of Trustees, 2003-present
Vice President for Academic Advancement, 2002-2005,
Interim President, 2001-2002,
Provost and Dean of the Faculty, 1994-2001
Director of the Division of the Humanities, 1991-1994
Director of the Division of University Studies, 1987-1991
University Professor and Chair of General Education Core,
"The Modern Experience" 1984-1987
E.M. Forster and Virginia Woolf, Bloomsbury, Wallace Stevens, the Brontes, women in literature, contemporary literature, and the annual teaching of Living Writers and LWOnline.
Modern Greek literature, E.M. Forster, Alexandria, Bloomsbury in fiction and painting, Virginia Woolf
Alexandria Still: Forster, Durrell and Cavafy (Princeton University Press, 1977 and American University in Cairo Press, 1989); chapters on Lawrence and Gerald Durrell in Blood Brothers: Siblings as Writers (1983); articles in Critical Essays on Lawrence Durrell (1987) and in Twentieth Century Literary Criticism, Modern Fiction Studies and The Christian Science Monitor. Alejandria: Cavafis, Forster y Durrell, translated by Andres Arenas and Enrique Giron (Almed, 2005), preface on Cavafy translation and reception, in English and Spanish.