Bachelor, Cambridge University, England, 1942. Master of Arts, Cambridge University, England, 1945. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, England, 1949.
Doctor of Letters (honorary), Fordham University, New York City, 1968. Doctor of Letters (honorary), University Notre Dame, 1984.
Lecturer English, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1951-1952; visiting professor, Fordham University, 1954-1955, 58-59; chair Bensalem Experimental College, Fordham University, 1967-1969; lecturer Christian Gauss seminary, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1957; visiting Professor of English, Bennett College, Greensboro, North Carolina, 1960-1961; visiting Professor of English, Tougaloo College, Mississippi, 1963-1964; Professor of English, Hunter College, CUNY, 1971-1974; Rosenthal professor humanities, U. North Carolina, Greensboro, 1974-1977.
Member Association Literary Scholars and Critics, The Polanyi Society, Lewis Carroll Society North America, Poets, Playwrights, Editors, Essayists and Novelists association American Center, National Writers Union.