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Peter William Graham

Peter William Graham, American English literature educator. National Merit scholar, 1969-1970, Charles Dana scholar, 1970-1973; James B. Duke Fellow, 1973-1976, Lilly postdoctoral fellow, 1977-1978, Andrew J. Mellon postdoctoral fellow, 1980-1981. Member Modern Language Association, Byron Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

Background

  • Graham, Peter William was born on February 11, 1951 in Manchester, Connecticut, United States. Son of Thomas William and Marion Esther (Barrows) Graham.

  • Education

    • AB cum laude, Davidson College, 1973. Master of Arts, Duke University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University, 1977.

    Career

    • Assistant professor English Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blackburg, 1978-1984, associate professor, 1984-1990, professor, since 1990.

    Works

    • Disorderly Eaters: Texts in Self-Empowerment
    • This book explores the various manifestations of eating disorders in literature, including cannibalism, the magic attributes of food, religiously motivated fasting, and children's eating problems, from the classical period to Toni Morrison, in American, British, and European texts.
    • Don Juan and Regency England
    • Byron's mock-epic poem was inspired by the cosmopolitan environment of Venice, but could not help but take account of the society in England he had left behind.

    Membership

    Member Modern Language Association, Byron Society, Phi Beta Kappa.

    Connections

    • Married Kathryn Louise Videon, December 28, 1973. Children: Thomas Austin, James Dominic.
    • father: Thomas William Graham
    • mother: Marion Esther (Barrows) Graham
    • spouse: Kathryn Louise Videon
    • children: Thomas Austin Graham
    • James Dominic Graham
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    Born February 11, 1951
    (age 66)
    Nationality
    • 1973
      Davidson College
    • 1974
      Duke University
    • 1977
      Duke University
    • 1978 - 1984
      Assistant, professor English Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University