Year Started at JMU: 1974

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Ph.D., English and Theater, University of Florida, 1964

M.A., English, University of Florida, 1961

B.A., English and Greek (double major), Wake Forest College, 1960

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Web design, electronic graphics, publication management, document design


Making It Ours: Queering the Canon. New Orleans, UP of the South, 1998.

John and Michael Banim (the O'Hara Brothers): A Study in the Early Development of the ANglo-lrish Novel. Salzburg, Austria: Insitut fur Englische Sprache und Literatur, 1975.

Doubt and Dogma in Maria Edgeworth. Gainesville; University of Florida Press, 1967.

"'Hi! My Name Is Arnold Snarb!': Homosexuality in The Crying of Lot 49. Pynchon Notes, (pub. date not announced).

"Web Design as Masquerade." Innovative Approaches to Teaching Technical Communication, (pub. date not announced).

"Learning by Doing: Teaching Decision-Making through Building a Code of Ethics." TCQ (Summer 2001)

"Homosexual Bonding as Escape from Heterosexual Responsibility in Pynchon's Slow Learner." Style 34.3 (Fall 2000): 512-529.

"The Alexandria Quartet: The Homosexual as Teacher/Guide." Twentieth Century Literature 44 (Fall 1998): 328-348.

"Pynchon's Early Labyrinths." College Literature 25.2 (1998): 74-93.

"Beckett's Watt and 'Darwin's Caterpillar.'" Notes on Contemporary Literature 28.8 (March, 1998): 4-6.

"A 'Hermaphrodite Sort of Deity': Gender and Gender Blending in Thomas Pynchon's V." Studies in the A/ove/29.1 (1997): 74-93.

"The Sin for Which There Is No Forgiveness1: Growing Old in Gay Men's Novels." Lit [Literature Interpretation Theory] 7.2 (Spring, 1996): 269-282.

"Author as Text: Kosinski's The Hermit of 69th Street" Studies in American Jewish Literature 15 (1966): 17-28.

"Words That Do Not Speak Themselves: Mary Lavin's "Happiness." Studies in Short Fiction 31 (Winter 1994): 683-88.

"Banim, John, and Michael Banim." Dictionary of Irish Literature. 2nd Ed. Ed. Robert Goode Hogan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1995.

"Fictional Settings in Pynchon's Vineland." Pynchon Notes 30/31 (Spring-Fall 1992 [Winter 1994]): 77-90.

"The Storyteller without Words: J. M. Coetzee's Life and Times of Michael K," Commonwealth Novel in English 6.2 (1994): 121-132.

"The Computer in Literary Analysis: Using TACT with Students." Computers and the Humanities 28 (1994): 1-9.

"Computer Collation of Variant Texts to Teach Literary Study," Text Technology 4.1 (Spring, 1994): 61-69.

"Disguise in Jerzy Kosinski's Novels." The Polish Review 38.3 (1993): 311-329.

"Allusions to Robert Browning in Jerzy Kosinski's The Hermit of 69th Street," Notes on Contemporary Literature 23.4 (September 1993): 3-5.

"Using Word Lists to Analyze Text." Text Technology 2.3 (May 1992): 5-7.

"Banim, John." The Dictionary of Irish Literature. Ed. Robert Goode Hogan. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1979. 91-93.

"Browning's Sordello: Structure through Repetition." Victorian Poetry, 16 (Autumn, 1978), 204-16.

"Browning, Sordello, and Don Quixote." Modern Language Notes, 92 (1977), 1033-37.

"The Imagery of Browning's Pauline." Browning Society Notes, 6 (December 1976), 12-18.

"Violence as Background for the Early Nineteenth-Century Irish Novel" in Conflict in Ireland, ed. by Eileen A. Sullivan and Harold A. Wilson (Gainesville: University of Florida Press, 1976), pp. 55-72.

"Paracelsus Once Again: A Study in Imagery." Browning Institute Studies, 3 (1975), 41-59.

"Thomas Moore's The Epicurean: The Anacreontic Poet in Search of Eternity." Studies in Romanticism, 14 (Summer 1975), 249-72).

"Maria Edgeworth's Unpleasant Lesson: The Shaping of Character." Studies [Dublin], 64 (Summer 1975), 167-77.

"Thomas Wolfe's Use of the Poetic Fragment." Modern Fiction Studies, 11 (1965), 234-44.

"Tennyson's Relation to the Drama." Southern Speech Journal, 30 (1964), 149-57.

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