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Thomas Joseph Travisano

Thomas Joseph Travisano, American English language educator. National Endowment of the Humanities grantee 1983, 88, 94, 2000, Hartwick College grantee 1983, 85, 87, 89, 92, 96-97, 2000-2001; Win Wandersee Scholar in Residence, 1999-2000; Dupont fellow, 1976-1979; Hartwick College faculty research summer fellow, 1989.

Background

  • Travisano, Thomas Joseph was born on December 14, 1951 in Livingston, New Jersey, United States. Son of Frank Peter and Nancy (Drees) Travisano.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Haverford College, 1973. Master of Arts, University Virginia, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1981.

    Career

    • Assistant professor English College of William and Mary, 1980-1982, Hartwick College, Oneonta, New York, 1982-1986, associate professor English, 1987-1994, professor English, since 1994, Cora A. Babcock professor English, 1995-1998, 2004—2007, acting chair department English and theatre arts, 2002—2003. Lecturer The American Century, Oneonta, 1992-1997. Director American Century Project New York, 1995-1997.

      Lecturer in field.

    Works

    • Author: Elizabeth Bishop: Her Artistic Development, 1988-1997, Midcentury Quartet: Bishop, Lowell, Jarrell, Berryman and the Making of a Postmodern Aesthetic, 1999. Editor: Elizabeth Bishop Bulletin, 1991-1997. Co-editor: Gendered Modernisms: American Women Poets and Their Readers, 1996, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volunteer One, Beginnings to 1900, 2003, The New Anthology of American Poetry: Volunteer Two, 1900-1950, 2005.

      Contributing editor: Listener magazine, 1995—2000. Contributor articles.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, American Library Association, Elizabeth Bishop Society (member organizing committee since 1991, editor newsletter 1992-1999, president since 1997), MUG One: Macintosh Users Group of Oneonta (president 1991-1994).

    Personality

    Interests

    Classical music.

    Connections

    • Married Elsa Kathryn Thompson, May 23, 1981. Children: Michael Coulliette, Emily Coulliette.
    • father: Frank Peter Travisano
    • mother: Nancy (Drees) Travisano
    • spouse: Elsa Kathryn Thompson
    • children: Michael Coulliette Travisano
    • Emily Coulliette Travisano
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    Born December 14, 1951
    (age 65)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Haverford College
    • 1975
      University Virginia
    • 1981
      University Virginia
    • 1980 - 1982
      Assistant, professor English College of William and Mary
    • 1982 - 1986
      Assistant, professor English College of William and Mary
      Oneonta, New York, United States
    • 2002 - 2003
      Assistant, professor English College of William and Mary
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