More About the Author
Undergraduate degree: Brown University, class of 1957; Doctorate from Claremont Graduate University, 1968. I taught English literature at Western Connecticut State University, and for 32 years at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. I was visiting professor at Columbia University and Brown University. My specialties are Milton, Shakespeare, James Joyce, and Modern Irish Literature.
Some of my books: Crown Island, a Quarrytown novel; Volcanic Jesus, a collection of short stories; A World of Ideas; The Bedford Introduction to Drama (and Brief Edition); The Humanities Through the Arts; Substance, Style, and Strategy; Writing As Thinking; The Longman Anthology of American Drama; Humanities: The Evolution of Values; Aesthetics and the Arts.
I am married to Joanna J. Jacobus, dance teacher (UConn), choreographer, and licensed massage therapist. We have two children, Sharon and James.