Bowen, Zack (Rhollie) 1934-

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BOWEN, Zack (Rhollie) 1934-

PERSONAL: Born August 10, 1934, in Philadelphia, PA; son of Zack R. (an automobile dealer) and Mary (a singer; maiden name, Upton) Bowen; married Lindsey Tucker (an English professor), February 22, 1980; children: (prior marriage) Zack, Daniel, Patricia. Education: University of Pennsylvania, B.A., 1956; Temple University, M.A., 1960; State University of New York at Buffalo, Ph.D., 1964.

ADDRESSES: Home—8735 Southwest 54th Ter., Miami, FL 33165. Office—Department of English, University of Miami, P.O. Box 248145, Coral Gables, FL 33124-4632. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, instructor, 1958-60; State University of New York College at Fredonia, assistant professor of English, 1960-64; State University of New York at Binghamton, 1964-76, began as assistant professor, became Distinguished Teaching Professor and chairman of English department; University of Delaware, Newark, professor of English and chairman of department, 1976-86; University of Miami, chairman department of English, 1986-96, professor of English, 1996—; University of Miami Caribbean Writers Summer Institute, director, 1990-92. Lecturer in poetry, drama, and English research, Philadelphia Museum College of Art, 1960; producer-director of works by James Joyce for Folkway Records, including Lestrygonians, 1961, Calypso, 1963, Lotus Eaters, 1963, Hades, 1964, and Sirens, 1965.

MEMBER: International James Joyce Foundation (board of trustees, 1982—; president, 1996-2000), Modern Language Association (member of Lowell Prize Committee, 1985; chairman of Lowell Prize Committee, 1986-87), James Joyce Society (president, 1977-86).


Padraic Colum: A Biographical-Critical Introduction, preface by Harry T. Moore, Southern Illinois University Press (Carbondale, IL), 1970.

Mary Lavin, Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 1975.

Musical Allusions in the Woods of James Joyce: Early Poetry through "Ulysses," State University of New York Press (Albany, NY), 1975.

(With James Carens) A Companion to Joyce Studies, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1984.

Ulysses as a Comic Novel, Syracuse University Press (Syracuse, NY), 1989.

A Reader's Guide to John Barth, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1993.

Bloom's Old Sweet Song: A Collection of Essays on Joyce and Music, University Press of Florida (Gainesville, FL), 1995.

Also contributor of more than one hundred monographs, articles, notes, and reviews to literary journals, including James Joyce Quarterly, Eire-Ireland, Journal of Irish Literature, Threshold, Literature and Psychology, Modern British Literature, and the Joyce Newsletter. Editor, Irish Renaissance Annual, 1980-83; general editor, "Critical Essays in British Literature" series, G. K. Hall/Twayne/Macmillan, 1983—; editor, "The Florida James Joyce" series, University Press of Florida, 1994—; editor, The James Joyce Literary Supplement, 1994—; editorial board member, Journal of Modern Literature, Joyce Studies Annual, International Review of Modernism, and South Atlantic Review.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Science and Literature, a book coauthored with microbiologist David Wilson for publication by the University Press of Florida.