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Stephen Ray Yarbrough

Stephen Ray Yarbrough, American rhetoric educator. National Endowment of the Humanities interdisciplinary fellow, 1975, fellow School for Criticism and Theory, Northwestern University, 1982, Dartmouth College, 1992, Everett Lee Hunt award for scholarship, 1994.


  • Yarbrough, Stephen Ray was born on June 16, 1950 in Longview, Texas, United States. Son of D. Ray and Ann (Muirhead) Yarbrough.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Sam Houston State University, 1972. Master of Arts, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1982.


    • Assistant professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, College Station, 1982-1988, associate professor, 1988-1989. Fulbright professor Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece, 1990. Associate professor Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York, 1989-1993.

      Associate professor rhetoric University North Carolina, Greensboro, since 1993.


    • Deliberate Criticism: Toward a Postmodern Humanism
    • Contemporary debates on literary criticism often assumes that "humanism" and "postmodernism" are irreconcilable and that their respective practitioners are necessarily political, pedagogical and philosophical enemies.


    Party affiliation: Democrat



    Fishing, woodworking.


    • Married Bonnie Louise Thames, June 7, 1977. 1 child, Anna.
    • father: D. Ray Yarbrough
    • mother: Ann (Muirhead) Yarbrough
    • spouse: Bonnie Louise Thames
    • child: Anna Yarbrough
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    Born June 16, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1972
      Sam Houston State University
    • 1976
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1982
      Pennsylvania State University
    • 1982 - 1988
      Assistant, professor Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University
      College Station, Texas, United States
    • 1989 - 1993
      associate, professor Skidmore College
      Saratoga Springs, New York, United States
    • 1990
      Fulbright professor, Aristotle University
      Thessaloniki, Greece, Greece
    • 1993
      associate, professor rhetoric University North Carolina
      Greensboro, North Carolina, United States