Bachelor, University of Wisconsin, 1961; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1970; Master of Arts, Middlebury College, 1962.
Instructor, Ripon (Wisconsin) College, 1961-1962; instructor, Moorhead (Minnesota) State College, 1964; instructor, Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1966-1969; assistant professor, associate professor, University of Chicago, 1969-1994; retired, University of Chicago, 1995.
Member Modern Language Association, Fulbright Association, Samuel Beckett Society.
Married Mary Ann Ramsey, August 29, 1961 (divorced March 1988. Married Marie-Florine Bruneau, November 11, 1989. 1 child, Andrea Michele Hansen.