Bachelor magna cum laude, Tufts University, 1956. Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1958. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1963.
Physics assistant Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, 1954-1956. Assistant instructor English University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1956-1960. From assistant professor to professor University Wisconsin, Madison, 1962-1990, Dickson-Bascom professor humanities, 1990—2009, emeritus professor, since 2009.
Visiting lecturer University Pennsylvania, 1967, George Washington University, American University, 1969, Catholic University, Washington, 1985. Manuscript reader various universities, since 1965. Consultant American Players Theater, Spring Green, Wisconsin, 1980-1983.
Poetry judge Brittingham Poetry Prize, Madison, since 1986, National Endowment of the Humanities referee, panelist, Washington, since 1988.
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Officer, producer Madison Savoyards, Wisconsin, since 1978. President Friends University of Wisconsin Libraries, Madison, 1982-1984. Member Modern Language Association, Shakespeare Association American, International Association University professors English, Association Literature Critics and Scholars, Nakoma Country Club.
Married Jane Marie Boyle, September 1, 1958. Children: Jonathan Edwards, Katherine Mary.