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biographer , Literature educator

Fred Kaplan, American literature educator, biographer. Fellow Guggenhiem Foundation, 1977-1978, Huntington Library., 1981-1982, National Endowment of the Humanities, 1983, National Humanities Center, 1985-1986, Rockefeller Foundation, 1990. Member Modern Language Association, Dickens Society of America (president 1990-1991, 97-98).

Background

He was born in 1937 in The Bronx, New York City, and attended Lafayette High School and Brooklyn College.

Education

Bachelor, Brooklyn College, 1959. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1961. Doctor of Philosophy, Columbia University, 1966.

Career

Instructor Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin, 1962-1964. Assistant professor California State University, Los Angeles, 1964-1967. Associate professor to full professor English Queens College-CUNY, Flushing, 1967-1990.

Distinguished professor English Queens College and Graduate Center City University of New York, New York City, 1990—2005, Distinguished professor emeritus, since 2005. Visiting professor Bar-Ilan University, Israel, 1987, University Paris, 1985-1986. Fulbright professor University Copenhagen, 1972-1973.

Works

Membership

Member Modern Language Association, Dickens Society of America (president 1990-1991, 97-98).

Connections

Married Gloria Taplin, June 6, 1959 (divorced) children: Benjamin, Noah, Julia. Married Rhoda A. Weyr, June 12, 1993.

spouses:
Gloria Taplin

Rhoda A. Weyr

children:
Benjamin Kaplan

Noah Kaplan

Julia Kaplan