Gonzalez, Alexander G. 1952-

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GONZALEZ, Alexander G. 1952-

PERSONAL: Born May 29, 1952, in England; naturalized U.S. citizen. Ethnicity: "Hispanic." Education: Queens College of the City University of New York, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1976; University of Oregon, M.A., 1978, Ph.D., 1982.

ADDRESSES: Home—1870 Gee Hill Rd., Dryden, NY 13053. Office—Department of English, State University of New York College at Cortland, P.O. Box 2000, Cortland, NY 13045.

CAREER: Writer. Queens College of the City University of New York, Flushing, team teacher of English composition, 1975–76; University of Oregon, Eugene, director of writing laboratory, 1978–79; University of California, Santa Barbara, visiting lecturer in English, 1980–81; University of Oregon, instructor in writing and composition, 1982–83; Ohio State University, Columbus, assistant professor of English, 1983–88; State University of New York College at Cortland, assistant professor, 1988–91, associate professor, 1991–94, professor of English, 1994–, Distinguished Teaching Professor, 2003–. Pennsylvania State University, guest lecturer and distinguished scholar-in-residence, 1991. Central New York Conference on Language and Literature, director, 1995–2001; James Joyce Foundation, member. Mid-Hudson Language Studies, member of editorial board, 1984–90.

MEMBER: International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature, Modern Language Association of America, American Conference for Irish Studies.

AWARDS, HONORS: PDQWL grants, 1991, 1994, 1995, and 1998; grant from New York State Council on the Arts, 1995.


Peadar O'Donnell: A Reader's Guide, Dufour (Chester Springs, PA), 1997.

Studies in Irish Literature (computer file on optical compact disc with user's guide), Greenwood Electronic Media (Westport, CT), 1999.

Also author of "Darrell Figgis: A Study of His Novels" (monograph), E. A. Kopper (Butler, PA), 1992. Contributor to books, including That Other World: The Fantastic and the Supernatural in Irish Literature, Colin Smythe (Gerrards Cross, England), 1998. Contributor of about forty articles, poems, short stories, and reviews to periodicals, including Journal of Irish Literature, Eire-Ireland, South Atlantic Review, Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Irish University Review, Studies in Short Fiction, Colby Library Quarterly, Notes on Modern Irish Literature, and Confluence.


Short Stories from the Irish Renaissance: An Anthology, Whitston (Troy, NY), 1993.

Assessing the Achievement of J. M. Synge, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1996.

Modern Irish Writers: A Bio-Critical Sourcebook, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1997.

Contemporary Irish Women Poets: Some Male Perspectives, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 1999.

Irish Women Writers: An A-to-Z Guide, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2005.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Highway '74, a "nonfiction novel"; and The Adult Sentence Workbook.

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