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English literature educator

Horace Porter Abbott, American English literature educator. Recipient William Stafford award Poetry Association Washington, 1977. President Foothill Preservation League, Santa Barbara, 1996-2004. Member Modern Language Association, Samuel Beckett Society (president 1962-1964), Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Modernist Studies Association.

Background

Abbott, Horace Porter was born on November 21, 1940 in Baltimore. Son of Horace P. and Barbara Ann (Trueblood) Abbott.

Education

Bachelor, Reed College, Portland, Oregon, 1962. Master of Arts, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, University Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1968.

Career

From assistant professor to associate professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966-1982;professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, since 1982;chair of English, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1983-1987, 90;acting dean humanities and fine arts, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1992-1994. Lecturer, instructor Yeats Summer School, Sligo, Ireland, 1989.

Works

Membership

President Foothill Preservation League, Santa Barbara, 1996-2004. Member Modern Language Association, Samuel Beckett Society (president 1962-1964), Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, Society for Literature Science and the Arts, Modernist Studies Association.

Connections

Married Anita Vaivods, June 25, 1966. Children: Jason, Byram.

father:
Horace P. Abbott

mother:
Barbara Ann (Trueblood) Abbott

spouse:
Anita Vaivods

children:
Jason Abbott

Byram Abbott