Bachelor with lst class honours, University Toronto, 1946. Master of Arts in French and Romance Philology, Columbia University, 1947. Doctor of Philosophy in French, Columbia University, 1953.
Lecturer School General Studies, Columbia University, New York City, 1946-1948;
lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, 1948-1950;
lecturer, U. Detroit, 1951-1952;
lecturer, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1954-1957;
assistant professor, Williams College, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 1957-1960;
assistant professor French and comparative literature, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1960-1961;
associate professor, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1961-1966;
professor, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1966-1996;
emeritus, Brandeis University, since 1996;
department chairman, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 1963-1964, 67-71;
department chairman, Brandeis U., Waltham, Massachusetts, 81-84, 90-91. Presenter, lecturer in field. Member editorial advisory board 19th century French studies, since 1974, Purdue University Monographs in Romance Langs., 1980-1990, Cin.Romance Review, 1988-1982, Romance Quarterly, since 1989.
Member National Humanities Faculty, Concord, Massachusetts, Atlanta, consultant, 1978-1981. Consultant humanities projects National Endowment for Humanities, 1982-1984, 92, review panelist, 1983, 89, 91. Manuscript refereevarious journals and university presses, others.
Consultant National Endowment for Humanities Summer Institute on Francophonie, 1993, 94, 97.
Member Modern Language Association (delegate assembly 1971, 72, 76-78, executive committee French 6 group 1970-1973, 19th Century French literature section 1975-1976), Association Departments Foreign Languages of Modern Language Association (representative Doctor of Philosophy granting departments to executive committee 1983-1985, president 1985), Greater Boston Foreign Languages Collaborative (co-chairman 1992-1993, 93-94), Phi Beta Kappa (honorary).
Married Miriam Blank, September 14, 1961. Children: Deborah Ruth Sachs Gabor, Aaron Jacob.