FRANKE, William. American, b. 1956. Genres: Literary criticism and history. Career: Columbia College, adjunct faculty member in writing and English, 1984-86; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, faculty member, 1991-, associate professor of comparative literature and Italian, 1996-, fellow of Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung and Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities, 1995-96. Lecturer at educational institutions. Publications: Dante's Interpretive Journey, 1996. Contributor to books. Contributor of articles and poems to journals. Address: Program in Comparative Literature, Vanderbilt University, PO Box 1709, Station B, Nashville, TN 37235, U.S.A.