University Professor; literary scholar. Born– May 1, 1931, in Anderson, S.C. Married– Juanita Goodman, 1957. Children–two. Education– Duke University, A.B., 1953; Columbia University, M.A., 1958; Vanderbilt University, Ph.D., 1966. Taught English at Georgia Institute of Technology, 1958-1961; University of Alabama, 1966-1997. Published articles in Louisiana History, Mississippi Quarterly and Southern Literary Journal. Died January 28, 2007.
Director of American Scholars; Obituary, Tuscaloosa News, January 31, 2007.
Antebellum Charleston Dramatists. University, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1976.