BA, University of Florida, 1954; MA, University of Wales, 1959; PhD, Pennsylvania State University, 1966
Augustan, Georgian periods of British literature; Joseph Conrad; George Orwell
18th-century British literature, especially the nonfictional prose of Samuel Johnson, Edward Gibbon, Edmund Burke; also Joseph Conrad, George Orwell
Literary studies of U.S. and British works in Studies in Burke & His Times, Conradiana, ESQ, DLB Modern British Playwrights, ANQ, NMAL, Prospects, an Annual of American Cultural Studies. Conrad and Joyce exhibition catalogues in Philobiblon; contributor, Joseph Conrad: An Annotated Bibliography. oed. and introduction essays selected from C.U. "International Joseph Conrad Conference" for Conradiana (1999) 31:2 and (2000) 32:1
Editorial Board, Works of Joseph Conrad (Cambridge Univ. Press), AAUP (Colgate) Professor of the Year, 2000.