KARANIKAS, Alexander. American, b. 1916. Genres: Poetry, Literary criticism and history. Career: Emeritus Professor of English, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, since 1982 (joined faculty, 1954). Instructor in English, Kendall College, 1952-53, and Northwestern University, 1953-54, both Evanston, Illinois. Publications: When a Youth Gets Poetic (poetry), 1934; In Praise of Heroes (poetry), 1945; Tillers of a Myth: The Southern Agrarians as Social and Literary Critics, 1966; (with Helen Karanikas) Elias Venezis (literary criticism), 1969; Hellenes and Hellions: Modern Greek Characters in American Literature, 1981; Nashville Dreams (musical comedy with songs by Larry Nestor), 1991; Stepping Stones (poetry), 1994. Address: 618 North Harvey Ave, Oak Park, IL 60302, U.S.A.