ENGELL, James. American, b. 1951. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, assistant professor, 1978-80, associate professor, 1980-82, Gurney Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature, 1983-; writer. Emerson Hospital and Health System, corporator, 1989-94. Publications: The Creative Imagination: Enlightenment to Romanticism, 1981; Forming the Critical Mind: Dryden to Coleridge, 1989; Coleridge, The Early Family Letters, 1994; The Committed Word: Literature and Public Values, 1999. EDITOR: (with W.J. Bate) Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Biographia Literaria; or, Biographical Sketches of My Literary Life and Opinions, 2 vols, 1983; (and contrib) Johnson and His Age, 1984; (with D. Perkins, and contrib.) Teaching Literature: What Is Needed Now, 1988. Address: Department of English and American Literature and Language, Barker Center, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, U.S.A.