English and Russian studies, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1956. Master of Arts, Comenius University, Bratislava, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, 1967.
English and Russian studies, Charles University, Prague, 1956.
Assistant editor, Tatran, Slovak fiction public house, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, 1956-1962; junior scholar, Slovak Academy Sciences, Bratislava, 1962-1968; assistant Professor of English literature, Comenius U., Bratislava, 1968-1980; associate professor, Comenius U., Bratislava, since 1980; department chairman, Comenius U., Bratislava, 1989-1991. Chairman circuit modern philology Slovak Academy Science, since 1991.
Member Language Association American, International Committee of Foreign Correspondents to Shakespeare Quarterly, Slovak Writers Club.
Married Irena Malcovcová, June 16, 1960. Children: Eva, Peter.