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Department of English
Tel Aviv University
Ramat Aviv, ISRAEL

PERSONAL
Born 17 November, 1937, in Cleveland, Ohio
Divorced, with two daughters

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
BA Oberlin College, 1959
MA  Ohio State University, 1961
“The Interruptions in the Narrative of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde”
Director: Morton W. Bloomfield
PhD Ohio State University, 1966
“Studies in the Structure of Old English Poetry”
Director: Francis Lee Utley

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY
1960-66 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Ohio State University
1966-72 Assistant Professor, Rutgers
1969-70 Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities, University of Pittsburgh
1972-76 Associate Professor, Clemson University
1976-79  Professor, Clemson University
1976-78 Visiting Professor of English, University of Haifa and Tel Aviv University
1977-2005 Professor, Tel Aviv University
1980-84, 1988-89, 1995-96 Chairman
1986 Visiting Professor of English, University of Akron
1997-98 Visiting Professor of English, Skidmore College
2001 Consortium Professor, Venice International University, Venice, Italy
2005 Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University.
2006 Visiting Professor of English, University of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.

Honors
Summer Fellowship, Ohio State University, 1963
Rutgers Summer Research Fellowship, 1968
Rutgers Faculty Fellowship, 1969-70
Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities, 1969-70
“Anthologist of the Year,” New Jersey Association   of Teachers of English, 1972
Pi Delta Phi, Sociéte d’Honneur Française, Membre Honoraire, 1975
Honorable Mention, Charlotte, N.C., Writers Club Playwriting Contest, 1976 (for a translation of three medieval plays)
Best Teacher Award: Tel Aviv University (a student decision)
British Council Travel Grant (to Cambridge), 1982
PEN-UNESCO International Short Fiction Competition   (1997)–first prize winner for “Third Time, Ice Cream”
Keren Amos Award (for Creative Writing), 1999. Awarded by the President of the State of Israel

Public Service
Faculty Adviser: Hillel-Brandeis, 1973-76
“The Ballad,” Music from the Mountains, WEPR-FM (Educational Radio) 90.1 Greenville, South Carolina, 1973
“Judaism,” Baptist Student Fellowship, Clemson,   1974
“Modern Jewish Writers,” United Synagogue Youth,   Greenville, South Carolina, 1975
“The Nun’s Priest’s Tale,” WEPR-FM (Educational Radio) 90.1. Greenville, South Carolina, 1976
“The Secret Life of an English Professor.”  Public lecture delivered to Israeli high school teachers in Be’ersheva, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and Haifa for Eric Cohen Books. 1997
The Handleman Lecture.  English Department, Tel Aviv University, 1997.
“Story and Discussion.”  ESRA Program, November, 1998 [series of three lectures on modern literature].

Professional Organizations
Modern Language Association of America
The Medieval Academy of America
The International Arthurian Society (North American Branch)
New Chaucer Society
The International Association of Anglo-Saxonists
Israel Association of Writers in English (Israel)   [Charter Member]
P.E.N.-Israel
International Association of University Professors of English
The Australasian Universities Language and Literature Association (until 1996)
The Hemingway Society (until 1996)
Northeast Modern Language Association (until 1979)
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (until 1979)
Modern Humanities Research Association (until 1979)
American Association of Teachers of French (until 1979)
Southeast Medieval Association (until 1979)

Administrative Experience
Rutgers University
Assistant Director of Graduate Studies, 1967-69
Director of Senior Honors, 1968-69
Clemson University
College of Liberal Arts Representative to Graduate Council, 1973-76
Director of Graduate Studies, 1973-76
Tel Aviv University
Director of Graduate Studies, 1976-78, 1985-88, etc.
Chair, 1980-84 (the maximum: two two-year terms)
Acting Chair, 1988-89, 1995-96