Bachelor, University Chicago, 1949. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, 1957. Doctor of Philosophy, Emory University, 1958.
Instructor english Emory-at-Oxford, 1952, 1955. Assistant professor english Stetson University, DeLand, Florida, 1958—1964. Associate professor, 1964—1970.
Professor english & humanities, since 1970. Professor english, 1982—1983. Fellow Emory University, 1957, Danforth, 1955—1958.
Associate, since 1968. Movie reviewer Daytona Beach News-Journal. Sergeant Army of the United States, 1953-1955.
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Married Ann Knox Colwell, 1952. Children: Christopher James, Knox Cadmen, Joshua Edwards.