Mt. Carmel High School, Abbeville, Louisiana. Graduated, May, 1960.
B.S., May, 1964, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Alabama.
Major: English Minor: History
M.A., May, 1966, University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana.
Ph.D., May, 1980, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Major Field: Nineteenth-Century American Literature
Minor Field: Twentieth-Century English and American Literature
Dissertation: Jack London’s South Sea Narratives
1966-68: Instructor in English, University of New Orleans (then LSUNO)
1968-71: Instructor in English, University of Louisiana/Lafayette (then USL)
1971-76: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Louisiana State University/Baton Rouge
1976-78: Instructor in English, Louisiana State University/Baton Rouge
1978-80: Instructor in English, Southeastern Louisiana University
1980-98: Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of English,
Louisiana State University at Eunice
“The Author as Hero: Jack London’s The Cruise of the Snark.” Jack London
Newsletter, XV, no. 1 (Jan.-April, 1982), pp. 57-73. Rpt. abridged in
Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Dennis Poupard. 9 (1983),
“Violence in the South Sea Fiction of Jack London.”Jack London Newsletter,
XVI, no. 1 (Jan.-April, 1983), pp. 1-35.
“The Quest That Failed: Jack London’s Last Tales of the South Seas.”
Pacific Studies, 8, no. 1 (Fall, 1984), pp. 48-70.
“Racism in ‘A Goboto Night.’” The Call: The Magazine of the Jack London
Society, IX, no. 2 (Fall-Winter, 1999), pp. 3-4, 8-9.