DEKKER, George. American, b. 1934. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Professor of English since 1974, and Atha Professor in Humanities since 1988, Stanford University, California.(Associate Professor, 1972-74). Lecturer, University College, Swansea, Wales, 1962-64; Lecturer, 1964-66, Sr. Lecturer, 1966-70, and Reader in Literature, 1970-72, University of Essex, Colchester. Publications: Sailing After Knowledge: The Cantos of Ezra Pound, 1963; James Fenimore Cooper: The Novelist, 1967; (ed. with Larry Johnston) The American Democrat, by James Fenimore Cooper, 1969; (ed. with John McWilliams) James Fenimore Cooper: The Critical Heritage, 1973; Coleridge and the Literature of Sensibility, 1978; (ed.) Donald Davie and the Responsibilities of Literature, 1984; The American Historical Romance, 1987. Address: Dept. of English, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, U.S.A.