SINGER, Alan. American, b. 1948. Genres: Novels, Literary criticism and history. Career: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, professor of English and director of the graduate creative writing program, 1980-. Publications: FICTION: The Ox-Breadth, 1978; The Charnel Imp, 1984; Memory Wax, 1996. LITERARY CRITICISM: A Metaphorics of Fiction, 1983; The Subject as Action, 1994. EDITOR: (with A. Dunn) Literary Aesthetics: A Reader, 2000. Address: English Dept., Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, U.S.A.