RICHARD FARR DIETRICH
BORN: 1/16/36 WIFE: Lori
Sandusky, Ohio CHILDREN: Rick, Travis, Lynn Marie
OFFICE English Department HOME 14429 Wadsworth Drive
ADDRESS: U. of South Florida ADDRESS: Odessa, Florida 33556
Tampa, Florida 33620 (813) 920-2986
Retired (Professor Emeritus)
FAX: (813) 926-9814 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Curriculum Vitae: http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/Vita2008.htm
The University Press of Florida Shaw Series--http://www.upf.com/seriesresult.asp?ser=gbshaw
The International Shaw Society—http://www.shawsociety.org
The Bernard Shaw Society---http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/shawsociety.html
British Drama from 1890 to 1950: A Critical History--http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/britishdrama.htm
Rennes-le-Château: A Postmodernist Case--http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/rennes-summary.html
A History and Criticism of “The Apocalypse”-- http://chuma.cas.usf.edu/~dietrich/apocalypse.html
High School---------Port Clinton, Ohio...............1954
A.B. in Psychology--Miami University (Ohio)..........1958
M.A. in English-----Bowling Green State University...1960
Ph.D. in English----Florida State University.........1965
Teaching Assistant--Bowling Green State U............1959-60
Teaching Assistant--Florida State U..................1960-63
Instructor----------U. of Delaware...................1963-65
Assistant Professor-U. of Delaware...................1965-68
Assistant Professor-U. of South Florida..............1968-70
Associate Professor-U. of South Florida..............1970-76
Professor-----------U. of South Florida..............1976-2000
Professor Emeritus—-U. of South Florida..............2000-
Chairman of Freshman English--------U. of Delaware...1965-68
Chair, Departmental Research Assignment Com.-USF.....1975&79
Chair, New York Program Committee------------USF.....1978-83
Chair, Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee--USF.....1982-83
Chair, College Evaluation of Teaching
Acting Chair, English Dept.------------------USF....Aug.1983
Director of Freshman English-----------------USF.....1983-84
Chair, College Council-----------------------USF.....1984-85
Chair, Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee--USF.....1985-97
Chair, Dept. Graduate Placement Committee----USF.....1987-90
Chair, College Tenure & Promotion Committee--USF.....1989-90
Interim Editor, USF Press--------------------USF.....1990-92
Interim Chair, USF Press Editorial Board-----USF.....1990-92
Chair, Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee--USF.....1991-92
Director, Office of Scholarly Publications---USF.....1992-93
Chair, Scholarly Publications Council--------USF.....1992-93
Director, The Publications Council-----------USF.....1993-95
Chair, Teaching Incentive Program Awards Com-USF.....1993-94
Chair, Graduate Admissions Committee---------USF.....1993-94
Chair, M.A. Exam Committee-------------------USF.....1994-95
Chair, Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee--USF.....1994-95
Chair, Ph.D. Exam Committee------------------USF.....1996
Chair, CAS Tenure & Promotion Committee------USF.....1997-98
President, International Shaw Society----------------2004-09
1964-68 Freshman English Committee, Sophomore English Committee,
Graduate English Committee, Curriculum Committee,
Executive Committee------U. of Delaware
1971-73 Ad Hoc Freshman English Committee
1972-73 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
1971-73 Release Time Committee
1976-78 Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1978-79 The Writer's Theater
1981-82 Committee to Review Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1981-83 Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1982 Freshman English Honors Program Ad Hoc Committee
1982-84 Executive Committee
1982-83 Coordinator for Distinguished Teacher & Scholar Applicants
1983-84 Freshman English Committee
1966-97 M.A. & Ph.D. Exam Committees, 1-4 per year
1966-97 Reader or Director of Theses & Dissertations, 3 per year
1984 Ad Hoc Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1984-86 Honors Program Committee
1985-87 Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1985-87 Executive Committee
1986-87 Coordinator for Distinguished Teacher and Scholar Applicants
1987 Search Committee for Chairman
1987-90 Graduate Placement Committee
1989-94 Graduate Committee
1988-93 Off-Campus Programs Committee
1989-90 Editor, A Handbook for Graduate Students in English
1990-92 Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1992-93 Ad-Hoc Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1991-92 Executive Committee (Search Committee)
1991-94 Graduate Admissions Committee
1993 Ad Hoc Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1993-94 Teaching Incentive Program Awards Committee
1993-94 Ad Hoc Committee to Respond to Teaching Evaluation Instrument
1994-95 M.A. Exam Committee
1994-96 Salary, Tenure & Promotion Committee
1994-99 Executive Committee
1994-95 Search Committee (for Contemporary Drama position)
1994-95 Search Committee (for departmental Chair)
1995-96 Departmental Governance Document Committee
1996-97 Ad Hoc Faculty Evaluation Committee
1996-98 Mentoring Committee
199 1996-98 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
1999 Search Committee for Chair
1970-72 Honors Committee
1976-77 College Council
1982-83 Evaluation of Teaching Oversight Committee
1982-85 College Council
1983-84 College Council Subcommittee on New Course Proposals
1983-86 College Computer Committee
1987-90 College Of Arts & Letters Promotion & Tenure Committee
1990 Coordinator, Softball Teams for Annual Faculty/Staff Picnic
1991-93 College Faculty Development Committee
1992 Subcommittee on Mentoring
1993-94 Ad Hoc Committee on Teaching Evaluation Instrument
1996-97 CAS Tenure and Promotion Committee (chaired Humanities
1997-98 CAS Tenure and Promotion Committee--Chair
1973-75 Research Council
1974-76 Festival-on-the-Hill Committee (S.E.A.C.)
1983 President's Task Force on Capital Improvement Trust Funds
(Wrote "Final Report" in absence of the chair)
1983-87 Instructional Services Council
1984-86 The Faculty Research & Development Park Advisory Committee
1984-85 The Faculty Softball Picnic Committee
1987-88 Sabbatical Committee
1989-90 Research Council, Subcommittee for Arts & Letters
1990-92 USF Press Editorial Board
1991-93 Advisor to USF Representative to the UPF Editorial Board
1992-93 The Scholarly Publications Council
1992-93 Research Council, Subcommittee for Arts & Sciences
1993-95 The Publications Council
1993-98 USF Representative to UPF Editorial Board
1995 Introducer of Keynote Speaker Edward Albee at the 23rd Annual
Florida Suncoast Writers' Conference
1998-01 Undergraduate Council
1969-92 At various times, reviewer and/or Text Consultant for The
Ronald Press Co., Houghton Mifflin, John Wiley & Sons, Thomas Y. Crowell,
Holt, Rinehart & Winston, D. C. Heath, Bobbs-Merrill, Random House,
McGraw-Hill, Harper Collins, U. of Florida Press, U. of South Florida Press,
SHAW: The Annual ofBernard Shaw Studies.
1970-71 Regional Judge, N.C.T.E. National Achievement Awards
1974-84 Drama Reader for Scholia Satyrica.
1981 Chaired section of the 11th Annual Convention of the
Popular Culture Association.
1965-97 At various times, member of The Modern Language Association,
National Council of Teachers of English, The Ibsen Society
of America, The American Ibsen Theater, The Shaw Society of
America, The Shaw Society of England, The Shaw Festival
Theater Association, The New York Shavians, The Asolo Theater
Association, The American Film Institute, The Theater
Development Fund, The Stratford Festival Theatre Association.
1989-98 Editorial Board, The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies.
1992 Chaired section on "Medievalism in Drama" at the "Seventh
Annual General Conference on Medievalism," USF, Oct. 1, 1992.
1992 Chaired section on "Shaw Our Contemporary" at Virginia Tech
conference, "1992: Shaw and the Last Hundred Years," Nov. 7,
1992, Blacksburg, Virginia.
1994 Chaired Plenary Address, Conference on THE POLITICS AND
PROCESSES OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING, USF at St. Petersburg
(March 12-14, 1994)
1994 External Review of Asst. Prof. Michael Vanden Heuvel for
promotion & tenure at Arizona State U.
1994 Search Committee for the Director of the University Press
1996 Search Committee for the Editor in Chief of the University
Press of Florida
1998- Appointed Series Editor of The Florida Shaw Series for the
University Press of Florida.
1999- Advisory Board, Bernard Shaw Society
1999- Creator and Manager of the Bernard Shaw Society Web Site
1999- Creator and Manager of the "Shaw Bizness" Website
2004-09 President, International Shaw Society
1980-81 Advisory Board, The Alice People Theater Co.
1978-84 The Tampa Bay Winter Festival Theater Committee
1968-90 Departmental ticket liaison for The Asolo Theater
1981-84 Coach for Temple Terrace Little League Teams
1986-88 Timer and Field Judge for local J-V Track Meets
1986-87 Coach for Independent Day School J-V Softball Team
1988-91 Timer for Local Varsity Swim Meets
INTERVIEWS & APPEARANCES
Interview, Quest, Tampa: WUSF-TV. April, 1970.
Interview, "Florida Accent," The Tampa Tribune, Aug. 6, 1972.
Interview, "Northside Edition," The Tampa Tribune, May 24, 1979.
Panel Discussion of Albee's The Zoo Story, Tampa: WUSF-TV.
Taped Aug. 8, 1973.
Lectures on "Contemporary Drama: Down in the Dumps," Conference on
Aging & Overcrowding. St. Petersburg, Nov. 8, 1974, and
Clearwater, Nov. 13, 1974.
Panel Discussion of Shaw's Heartbreak House, The Asolo State Theater,
Sarasota, April 6, 1975.
Lectured on New York and London Off-Campus Programs to USF Theate
Majors, Feb. 20, 1981.
Read a paper, "God Is A Dirty Old Man: A Review of the Falwell
Penthouse of March, 1981," at the 11th Annual Convention of
the Popular Culture Association in Cincinnati, March 28, 1981.
Read a paper, "T. S. Eliot and Modern Drama," at the Centenary
Celebration of T. S. ELIOT AND THE MODERNISTS at the
Nelson Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg on Oct. 28, 1988.
Interview, WMNF-FM, Sept. 15, 1989, with Aubrey Hampton, regarding
Hampton's play G.B.S. & Company and Bernard Shaw in general.
Chaired section on "Medievalism in Drama," at the "Seventh Annual
General Conference on Medievalism," USF, Oct. 1, 1992.
Chaired section on "Shaw Our Contemporary," at Virginia Tech
conference, "1992: Shaw and the Last Hundred Years," Blacksburg,
VA, Nov. 7, 1992.
Chaired Plenary Address, Conference on THE POLITICS AND PROCESSES
OF SCHOLARLY PUBLISHING. USF St. Petersburg, March 12-14, 1994.
Interview, On the Teaching Incentive Program, "On Campus" by James
Harper, St. Petersburg Times, April 6, 1994.
Interview, "New Publications Council Seeks Authors," USF Magazine
(Spring 1964), 23.
Interview, "Council Seeks to Subsidize Works of USF Writers," The
Oracle (Feb. 22, 1994), 7.
Interview, "Christmas Classics Capture Contract," Inside USF, Aug. 19-
Sept. 1, 1994, 3.
Introduced keynote speaker Edward Albee at the 23rd Annual Florida
Suncoast Writers' Conference, Feb. 2, 1995.
Lectured on John Galsworthy's Joy at the seminar "Shaw and His
Friends" at the Shaw Festival in Ontario, Aug. 14, 1998.
Delivered Talk, "Bernard Shaw and Tom Robbins: What It Means to Be a
Shavian at the Millennium," The Shaw Society, New York, March
Introduced Novelist Tom Robbins at the Suncoast Writers’Conference, U.S.F.
St. Petersburg, Florida (Feb. 2000).
Talk on “Shaw’s Future in Academe” at the Shaw Conference sponsored
by Marquette University, April 19-21, 2001.
Talk to the Shaw Society of England on “Was Shaw a Fundamentalist Christian?”
at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London, September 30,2005.
Co-arranger and co-chair of the annual Shaw Symposium at the Shaw Festival
In Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July or August of 2004-5-6-7-8-9.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS & PARTS OF BOOKS
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG SUPERMAN: A STUDY OF SHAW'S NOVELS.
Gainesville: U. of Florida Press, 1969. 197pp.
Editor, AN UNSOCIAL SOCIALIST, by Bernard Shaw. New York: W. W.
Norton & Co., 1972. 260pp. With "Introduction."
Contributing Editor, ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES: G. B.
SHAW, Vol. III (Northern Illinois U. Press, 1986), 1-31.
(Responsible for the published research of 1957)
Contributing Editor, ANNOTATED SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY SERIES: G. B.
SHAW, Vol. II (Northern Illinois U. Press, 1987), 520-567.
(Responsible for the published research of 1956, Shaw's
BRITISH DRAMA 1890-1950: A CRITICAL HISTORY. (G. K. Hall & Co.,
1989), 308 pp. Vol. 4 of G. K. Hall's 5-volume CRITICAL HISTORY
OF BRITISH DRAMA.
Editor, A HANDBOOK FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS IN ENGLISH, USF (1989).
"Foreword" to Aubrey Hampton's play, G.B.S. & COMPANY (Tampa: Organica
Press, 1989), 9-12.
"William Carlos Williams' 'The Use of Force,'" reprinted in MODELS FOR
CLEAR WRITING, ed. by Betty R. Murrow, et al., New York: Pren-
"Deconstruction as Devil's Advocacy: A Shavian Alternative," reprinted
in Elsie B. Adams' CRITICAL ESSAYS ON GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (Bos-
ton: G. K. Hall & Co., 1992), 171-197.
BERNARD SHAW'S NOVELS: PORTRAITS OF THE ARTIST AS MAN AND SUPERMAN.
Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 1996. 203pp.
Foreword to Jean Reynolds' Pygmalion's Wordplay: The Postmodern Shaw,"
The Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 1999, ix.
The Final Solution: A Novel for the End of Days. New York: Writers
Club Press, 2000.
Foreword to Bernard Dukore’s Shaw’s Theater, The Florida Bernard Shaw Series,
University Press of Florida, 2000, ix.
Foreword to Michel Pharand’s Bernard Shaw and the French, The Florida Bernard Shaw
Series, University Press of Florida, 2001, xiii-xiv.
Foreword to Dan H. Laurence’s The Matter with Ireland, 2nd ed., The Florida
Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2001, xi-xiii.
Foreword to Stuart E. Baker’s Bernard Shaw’s Remarkable Religion, The
Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2002, ix-x.
Foreword to Leon Hugo’s Bernard Shaw’s The Black Girl in Search of God: The
Story Behind the Story, The Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press
of Florida, 2003, xi-xiii.
Earth Angel: A Novel, 1st Books, 2003.
Foreword to Peter Gahan’s Shaw Shadows: Rereading the Texts of Bernard Shaw,
The Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2004, xi-xii.
Foreword to Harold Pagliaro’s Relations Between The Sexes In the Plays of George
Bernard Shaw (The Edwin Mellen Press, 2004), pp. ix-xiv.
Alphabetical Order: A Melofarce in Two Acts, iUniverse, 2005.
Foreword to What Shaw Really Wrote About the War: Bernard Shaw, edited by J. L. Wisenthal
and Daniel O’Leary, The Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida,
Foreword to Kay Li’s Bernard Shaw and China: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, The
Florida Bernard Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2007, xv-xvi.
Foreword to James Alexander’s Shaw’s Controversial Socialism, The Florida Bernard
Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2009.
Foreword to Charles A. Carpenter’s Bernard Shaw as Artist-Fabian, The Florida Bernard
Shaw Series, University Press of Florida, 2009.
Co-author, THE ART OF FICTION, 4 editions. New York: Holt, Rinehart &
Winston,1967,1974,1978,1983. 445 pp., 534 pp., 458 pp., 453 pp.
Co-author, INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR THE ART OF FICTION, 4 editions.
New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967, 1974, 1978, 1983.
116 pp., 134 pp., 146 pp., 142 pp.
Co-author, THE ART OF DRAMA, 2 editions. New York: Holt, Rinehart &
Winston, 2 editions. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969,
1976. 431 pp., 781 pp.
Co-author, INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR THE ART OF DRAMA, 2 editions. New
York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969, 1976. 188 pp., 195 pp.
THE REALITIES OF LITERATURE. Boston: Xerox College Publishing Co.,
1971. Hardbound, 951 pp. Softbound, 661 pp.
INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR THE REALITIES OF LITERATURE. Boston: Xerox
College Publishing Co., 1971. 119 pp.
Critical Essays on Williams' "The Use of Force," Forster's "The
Celestial Omnibus," Dunsany's "The Two Bottles of Relish,"
Steinbeck's "The Chrysanthemums," Anderson's "I'm a Fool,"
Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilych," Conrad's "The Heart of
Darkness," "Samson and Delilah," "Bear Man," Brautigan's
"Homage to the San Francisco YMCA," Robbe-Grillet's "The
Secret Room," and Bellow's "A Father-to-Be" in the INSTRUCTOR'S
MANUAL FOR THE ART OF FICTION, 4 editions, as above.
Critical Essays on Ibsen's The Wild Duck, Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra,
Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, Williams' The Glass Menagerie,
Beckett's Act Without Words II in the INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR
THE ART OF DRAMA, 2 editions, as above.
Critical Essays on Cummings' "nobody loses all the time," Robinson's
"Richard Cory," Thomas's "Do Not Go Gentle into That Good
Night," Shakespeare's "Sonnet 73," Owen's "Greater Love,"
Auden's "The Unknown Citizen," Shakespeare's "All the World's a
Stage," Schwartz's "The Heavy Bear Who Goes With Me," Auden's "O
Where Are You Going?," Miles's "Government Injunction
Restraining Harlem Cosmetic Co.," in the INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR
THE REALITIES OF LITERATURE LITERATURE, as above.
Critical Essay on William Carlos Williams's "The Use of Force,"
published in the INSTRUCTOR'S MANUAL FOR THE REALITIES OF
LITERATURE (as above), reprinted in MODELS FOR CLEAR WRITING,
ed. by Betty R. Morrow, et al., New York: Prentice-Hall, 1989.
"Shaw and the Passionate Mind," THE SHAW REVIEW (May, 1961), 2-11.
"Connotations of Rape in 'The Use of Force,'" STUDIES IN SHORT FICTION
(Summer, 1966), 446-450.
"Something There Is That Doesn't Love Free Verse," VENTURE (Spring,
"The Training of Graduate Assistants," DELAWARE ENGLISH JOURNAL
(Spring, 1968), 24-27.
"Beckett's Goad: From Stage to Film," LITERATURE/FILM QUARTERLY, IV, 1
(Winter, 1976), 83-89.
"Jesus as Narrator: Albee's Case for Fiction in The Zoo Story," THE
THEATRE ANNUAL (1977), 57-70.
"The Biological Draft-Dodger in Bellow's 'A Father-to-Be,'" STUDIES IN
THE HUMANITIES (Dec. 1981), 45-51.
"God, Godot, and Pozzo," NOTES ON CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (September,
"Nora's Change of Dress," THE THEATRE ANNUAL (December, 1981), 20-39.
"The Secret of Robbe-Grillet's 'The Secret Room,'" NOTES ON
LITERATURE (March, 1982), 8-9.
"Form and Content in Cummings' 'Space being. . . Curved,'" NOTES ON
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (March, 1982), 8-9.
"Brautigan's 'Homage to the San Francisco YMCA,'" NOTES ON
CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE (September, 1983), 2-4.
"Shavian Psychology," THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES (1984),
"The Contrary Mr. Frost, of 'West-Running Brook,'" U. OF DAYTON
REVIEW, Vol. 17, No. 3 (Sept. 1986), 431-451.
"Deconstruction as Devil's Advocacy: A Shavian Alternative," MODERN
DRAMA, Vol. XXIX, No. 3 (Sept. 1986), 431-451. Reprinted in
Elsie B. Adams, CRITICAL ESSAYS ON GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (Boston:
G. K. Hall & Co., 1992), 177-197.
"Shaw and the Uncrucifying of Christ," THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW
STUDIES, Vol. 8 (Pennsylvania State U. Press, 1988), 15-18.
"Shaw on Stage," ORGANICA WRITINGS ON SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, Vol. 8,
No. 28 (Summer, 1989), 24.
"Shaw and the Black Girl," Program Note for the Saturday's Children
1990 production of Aubrey Hampton's adaptation of Shaw's The
Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God.
"Shaw as Dramatic Icon: A Bibliography of Impersonations," THE ANNUAL
OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, Vol 12 (1992), 133-153.
"Gwym Thomas's The Ghost of Adelphi Terrace," THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD
SHAW STUDIES, Vol 13 (1993), 139-50.
"Shaw and Yeats: Two Irishmen Divided by a Common Language," THE
ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, Vol 15 (1995), 59-78.
Program Note for the Gorilla Theatre’s Production of Shaw’s The Man of
Destiny and “Don Juan in Hell,” September, 2000, Tampa, Florida.
Program Note for the Gorilla Theatre’s Production of A Thurber Carnival,
September, 2001, Tampa, Florida.
Program Note for the London National Theatre’s production of Granville Barker’s
“Was Shaw a Fundamentalist Christian?” The Shavian, 2006.
Contribution to Nick Grene’s “tribute” article on Dan Laurence, “Working with Dan Laurence,”
in SHAW 28, pp.
“In Memoriam: Dan. H. Laurence,” a commemorative article in SHAW 28, pp.
PUBLICATIONS: BOOK REVIEWS
Reviewed Louis Crompton's The Road to Equality in THE SHAW REVIEW,
Reviewed Paul Hummert's Bernard Shaw's Marxian Romance in MODERN
DRAMA, June, 1974.
Reviewed Daniel Dervin's Bernard Shaw: A Psychological Study in MODERN
DRAMA, September, 1976.
Reviewed L.W. Conolly and Ellen M. Pearson's Bernard Shaw: On Stage,
Papers from the 1989 International Shaw Conference (Guelph,
Ontario: Guelph U. Press, 1991). Published as "An International
View of Shaw" in THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, Vol 14
Reviewed Elaine Showalter's Sexual Anarchy: Gender and Culture at the
Fin de Siecle. Published as "Do Civilization and Syphilization
Go Hand in Hand?" Organica, Vol 12 No. 44 (Summer 1993), 19.
Reviewed Keith Garebian's George Bernard Shaw and Christopher Newton:
Explorations of Shavian Theatre (Oakville, NY, London: Mosaic
Press, 1992). Published as "The Newtonian Universe" in THE
ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, Vol 15 (1995), 240-247.
Reviewed J. Percy Smith's Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw:
Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells (Toronto: University of Toronto
Press, 1995). Published as "The War of the World-Better-
ers" in THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW STUDIES, Vol 17 (1997),
Reviewed Stanley Weintraub’s Shaw’s People: Victoria to Churchill, for
Biography: An Interdisciplinary Quarterly, Vol 20, No. 4 (Fall
Review in SHAW 24 (2004) entitled “From Little Acorns…” of L. W. Conolly, ed.
Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson (from the “Selected Correspondence of
Bernard Shaw” Series, University of Toronto Press, 2002), PP. 253-255.
Review of George Bernard Shaw’s Mrs. Warren’s Profession, edited by L. W.
Conolly (Broadview Press, 2005), in the University of Toronto Quarterly,
“Letters in Canada 2006,” Volume 77:1 (Winter 2007/2008).
“Revisiting GBS,” review of A. M. Gibbs’ Bernard Shaw: A Life, in the Irish
Literary Supplement, Spring 2007, p. 15.
Review of David Staller’s PROJECT SHAW, in SHAW 28, 2008, PP.
AWARDS, GRANTS, HONORS
1959-60 Graduate Assistantship, Bowling Green State U.
1960-63 Graduate Assistantship, Florida State U.
1966 Summer Faculty Fellowship, U. of Delaware
1969 Released Time Research Grant, USF (1 Quarter Released Time)
1973 Released Time Research Grant, USF (1 Quarter Released Time)
1972-73 Departmental Released Time Awards (3), USF
1975-84 Departmental Research Assignment Awards (9), USF
1979-80 Awarded Half-Pay Sabbatical
1980 Selected by F.S.U. to teach at their London Study Centre,
1982 Arts & Letters Research Grant
1982 Sponsored Research Summer Grant
1985 Sponsored Research Summer Grant
1986-89 Invited to write Vol. IV of G. K. Hall's CRITICAL HISTORY OF
1987 Awarded Full-Pay Sabbatical
1989 Sponsored Research Summer Grant
1989-97 Appointed to Editorial Board, THE ANNUAL OF BERNARD SHAW
1989-90 Nominated for University Scholar of the Year
1989-90 Awarded College of Arts & Letters Scholar of the Year
1990 Honored at First Annual Author/Artist Reception, USF Library,
1990 A conference in 1988 at which I spoke, "T. S. Eliot and the
Modernists: A Centennial Celebration," was awarded the
designation of "Exemplary Program" by the National University
Continuing Education Association Division of Museum Programs,
May 1, 1990.
1990-92 Appointed Interim Editor, USF Press.
1992-95 Appointed Director, The Publications Council.
1994-95 Appointed as USF Representative to the University Press
of Florida Editorial Board.
1994 Appointed to the Search Committee for the Director of the
University Press of Florida.
1995-96 Awarded Sabbatical
1996 Received Teaching Incentive Program Award
1996 Received Professorial Excellence Program Award
199 1997 Askounes-Ashford Distinguished Scholar Award for 1997
1998 Appointed as Series Editor of The Florida Shaw Series for
the University Press of Florida.
1999 Appointed to Advisory Board of the Bernard Shaw Society
2000 Awarded Emeritus Professor status at U.S.F.
COURSES & PROGRAMS INITIATED
1975 "The Classic Theatre" (Your Open University--TV)
1976 New York Program in Drama & Theater (Off-Campus Term Program)
1983 LAE 6389--Problems in College English Instruction: Composition
1984-85 Departmental Honors Program
1990-91 LIT 3000-501 (Audio-print Intro. to Lit. for Open University)
1994-95 LIT 2931-501 (Audio-print Twentieth Century Lit. for Open
1995-96 LIT 3155-501 (Audio-print 20th C. Lit. for Open U. & Liberal
Arts General Education requirement)
1995-96 LIT 3155-001 (meets Liberal Arts General Education
requirement in Historical Perspectives)
1997-98 LIT 4804-001 Literature as Cultural Study (meets Liberal
Arts Exit requirement)
199 1998-99 LIT 3155/2000-501 20th Century Literature for WebCT.
1999- Created Web Site for the Bernard Shaw Society
1999- Created Web Site for "Shaw Bizness"
2000- LIT 3301 "The Apocalypse" in 20t C. Literature & Film
COURSES TAUGHT: UNDERGRADUATE
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Fiction
Introduction to Drama
Workshop in Fiction
Current Short Fiction
Drama: Texts & Films
Modern British Literature
Modern American Literature
The Bible as Literature
Drama & Theater
20th Century Literature
“The Apocalypse” in Modern Literature & Film
20th Century Literature as a Web course
COURSES TAUGHT: GRADUATE
The Professional Seminar
British & American Drama from 1770 to 1970
British Drama from 1660 to 1912
British Drama from 1800 to 1950
Problems in Advanced English Instruction of Composition
Problems in Advanced English Instruction of Literature
Doctoral Seminar in Shaw
Modern British Drama 1890 to 1910: Origins
Modern British Drama: "The Woman Question"
Writing for Publication
DIRECTORY OF AMERICAN SCHOLARS, Vol. II
WHO'S WHO IN THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST
DICTIONARY OF INTERNATIONAL BIOGRAPHY
WHO'S WHO IN AMERICAN EDUCATION