Professor of English, Emeritus
B.A., M.A., Ph.D 1957, 1961, 1962 Cambridge University.
Interests: Twentieth-Century Literature, Film, Literary Theory, History of Criticism
Selected Works: Stendhal (1971); America in the Movies (1975, 1989); The Magician’s Doubts: Nabokov and the Risks of Fiction (1994); Children of Silence: on Contemporary Fiction (1998); The Road to Delphi: the Life and Afterlife of Oracles (2003); Literature and the Taste of Knowledge (2005) and Yeats and Violence (2010).
Teaching and Research Interests