Economou, George 1934-

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ECONOMOU, George 1934-

PERSONAL: Surname pronounced "Ee-con-oh-moo"; born September 24, 1934, in Great Falls, MT; son of Demetrios G. and Amelia (Ananiadis) Economou; married Rochelle Owens (a poet and playwright) June 17, 1962. Education: Colgate University, A.B., 1956; Columbia University, M.A., 1957, Ph.D., 1967.

ADDRESSES: Home—1401 Magnolia St., Norman, OK 73072.

CAREER: Wagner College, New York, NY, lecturer in English, 1958-60; Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY, assistant professor, 1961-69, associate professor, 1969-73, professor of English, 1973-83, chairman of department, 1982-83; University of Oklahoma, Norman, professor of English, 1983—, chairman of department, 1983-90, professor of English, 1990-2000, emeritus professor of English, 2000—.

AWARDS, HONORS: American Council of Learned Societies fellow, 1975-76; Creative Artists Public Service Program fellow in poetry, 1977, National Endowment for the Arts fellow in poetry, 1988.


The Georgics, Black Sparrow Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 1968.

Landed Natures, Black Sparrow Press (Santa Barbara, CA), 1969.

Poems for Self Therapy, Perishable Press (Mount Horeb, WI), 1972.

The Goddess Natura in Medieval Literature, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1972.

(Co-editor and contributor) In Pursuit of Perfection: Courtly Love in Medieval Literature, Kennikat (Port Washington, NY), 1975.

(Editor and contributor) Geoffrey Chaucer, McGraw (New York, NY), 1975.

Ameriki: Book One and Selected Earlier Poems, Sun, 1977.

Philodemos, His Twenty-Nine Extant Poems, Perishable Press (Mount Horeb, WI), 1983.

Voluntaries, Corycian Press (Iowa City, IA), 1984.

(Editor) Proensa: An Anthology of Troubadour Poetry, translated by Paul Blackburn, Paragon (New York, NY), 1986.

harmonies and fits, Point Riders Press (Norman, OK), 1987.

William Langland's Piers Plowman, the C Version: A Verse Translation, University of Pennsylvania Press (University Park, PA), 1996.

Century Dead Center and Other Poems, Left Hand Books (Kingston, NY), 1997.

Contributor of translation of Euripides's Cyclops to The Tenth Muse, edited by Charles Doria, Ohio University Press, 1980. Also contributor of poems, stories, reviews, and translations from modern Greek poetry and ancient Greek drama to numerous magazines. Editor, Chelsea Review, 1958-60, and Trobar, 1960-64. Contributor of translation of Euripides's Rhesus to the Penn Greek Drama series, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

WORK IN PROGRESS: A translation of William Langland's Piers Plowman, C-Text.