Hassan, Ihab (Habib)

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HASSAN, Ihab (Habib)

HASSAN, Ihab (Habib). American (born Egypt), b. 1925. Genres: Literary criticism and history, Autobiography/Memoirs. Career: Vilas Research Professor of English and Comparative Literature, University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, 1970-. Instructor of English, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, 1952-54; assistant professor, 1954-58, associate professor, 1958-62, professor, 1962-63, Benjamin L. Waite Professor of English, 1963-70, chairman of the Dept. of English, 1963-64, 1968-69, director of the College of Letters, 1964-66, and director of the Center for the Humanities, 1969-70, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT; Guggenheim fellow, 1958-59, 1962-63; Fulbright lecturer, Grenoble, France, 1966-67, Nice, 1974-75; visiting fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center, 1972; Fulbright distinguished lecturer, Kyoto American Studies Seminars, 1975; resident scholar, Rockefeller Bellagio Study Center, 1978; director, NEH Summer Seminars, 1982, 1984, 1989; fellow, Research Humanities Institute, University of California, Irvine, 1990; fellow, Humanities Research Center, National Australian University, Canberra, 1990, 2003; visiting professor, Seijo University, Tokyo, 1991; lecturer, Scandinavian Summer School of Literature & Theory, 2000, 2001, 2004. Publications: Radical Innocence: Studies in the Contemporary American Novel, 1961; Crise du Heros dans le Roman Americain Contemporain 1963; The Literature of Silence: Henry Miller and Samuel Beckett, 1967; The Dismemberment of Orpheus, 1971; Contemporary American Literature: An Introduction, 1973; Paracriticisms: Seven Speculations of the Times, 1975; The Right Promethean Fire: Imagination, Science, and Cultural Change, 1980; Out of Egypt: Scenes and Fragments of an Autobiography, 1986; The Postmodern Turn (essays), 1987; Selves at Risk: Patterns of Quest in Contemporary American Letters, 1990; Rumors of Change (essays), 1995; Between the Eagle and the Sun: Traces of Japan, 1996. EDITOR: Liberations: New Essays on the Humanities in Revolution, 1971; (with S. Hassan) Innovation/Renovation: New Perspectives on the Humanities, 1983. Address: 2137 N Terrace Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1338, U.S.A.

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