Herbert, Thomas Walter, Jr. 1938-

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HERBERT, Thomas Walter, Jr. 1938-

PERSONAL: Born September 7, 1938, in Rome, GA; son of Thomas Walter (a professor) and Jean Elizabeth (Linton) Herbert; married Marjorie Millard (an attorney), July 13, 1963; children: Thomas Walter III, Elizabeth Crate. Education: Harvard University, B.A., 1960; Union Theological Seminary, New York, NY, M.Div., 1963; Princeton University, Ph.D., 1969.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of English, Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX 78626.

CAREER: University of California—Berkeley, Berkeley, director of experimental program in ministry, 1963-66; University of Kentucky, Lexington, assistant professor of English, 1969-75; Southwestern University, Georgetown, TX, Herman Brown Professor of English and department chair, 1975—, university scholar, 1981—.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Society for Religion in Higher Education, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

AWARDS, HONORS: Younger humanist fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1973-74; Guggenheim fellow, 1981-82.


Moby Dick and Calvinism: A World Dismantled, Rutgers University Press (New Brunswick, NJ), 1977.

Marquesan Encounters, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1980.

Dearest Beloved: The Hawthornes and the Making of the Middle-Class Family, University of California Press (Berkeley, CA), 1993.

Sexual Violence and American Manhood, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Contributor to theology and language journals.



American Anthropologist, March, 1983, review of Marquesan Encounters, p. 220.
Journal of American Studies, April, 1983, review of Marquesan Encounters, p. 114.

Library Journal, October 15, 2002, Andrew Brodie Smith, review of Sexual Violence and American Manhood, p. 87.

Religious Studies Review, January, 1984, review of Marquesan Encounters, p. 61.*

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