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Robert Norman Colbert Vance

Robert Norman Colbert Vance, Irish English literature educator. Fellow: English Association; member: International Association for Study of Ireland's Literatures.


  • Vance, Robert Norman Colbert was born on February 8, 1950 in Belfast, Ireland. Son of William and Myrtle Elizabeth Vance.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Oxford, 1971. Master of Arts, Oxford, 1975. Doctor Phil, Oxford, 1975.


    • Lecturer in English University Sussex, Brighton, England, 1976—1988, senior lecturer, 1988—1991, reader, 1991—1993, professor, since 1993.


    • Irish Literature Since 1800 (Longman Literature In English Series)
    • This book surveys Irish writing in English over the last two centuries, from Maria Edgeworth to Seamus Heaney, to give the literary student and the general reader an up-to-date sense of its variety and vitality and to indicate some of the ways in which it has been described and discussed.
    • The Victorians and Ancient Rome
    • Norman Vance has written the first full-length study of the impact on Victorian Britain of the history and literature of ancient Rome.


    Fellow: English Association. Member: International Association for Study of Ireland's Literatures.


    • Married Brenda Elizabeth Richardson, March 28, 1981. Children: Robert, Alison.
    • father: William Vance
    • mother: Myrtle Elizabeth Vance
    • spouse: Brenda Elizabeth Richardson
    • children: Robert Vance
    • Alison Vance
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    Born February 8, 1950
    (age 67)
    • 1971
    • 1975
    • 1975
    • 1976 - 1988
      Lecturer, in English University Sussex
      Brighton, Michigan, United States
    • 1991 - 1993
      Lecturer, in English University Sussex
      Reader, West Virginia, United States