McGregor, James H. 1946-
McGREGOR, James H. 1946-
PERSONAL: Born October 1, 1946, in Frostburg, MD; son of James H. (a civil engineer) and Mary (an elementary schoolteacher; maiden name, Twigg) McGregor; married Sarah Spence (a university professor), May 25, 1985; children: Raphael, Edward. Education: Princeton University, B.A., 1968, Ph.D., 1975. Politics: Democrat. Religion: None.
ADDRESSES: Home—778 Hill St., Athens, GA 30606. Office—Department of Comparative Literature, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602.
CAREER: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, instructor in classics, 1975-79; Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, visiting assistant professor of English, 1979-80; University of Georgia, Athens, associate professor of comparative literature, 1980—; writer. University of California, Berkeley, visiting professor of Italian, 1984-85.
MEMBER: Associazione Internazionale per gli Studi di Lingua e Letteratura Italiana, American Association for Italian Studies, American Boccaccio Association, Modern Language Association of America, Southeastern Renaissance Society, Princeton Club of New York, Society of Fellows of the American Academy in Rome.
AWARDS, HONORS: Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies fellow, 1976; Sarah Moss traveling fellow, University of Georgia, 1981; Rome Prize fellow in post-classical humanistic studies, American Academy in Rome, 1981-82; Creative Research Medal, University of Georgia, 1993.
The Shades of Aeneas: The Imitation of Vergil and the History of Paganism in Boccaccio's Filostrato, Filocolo, and Teseida, University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1991.
The Image of Antiquity in Boccaccio's Filocolo, Filostrato, and Teseida, Peter Lang (New York, NY), 1991.
(Translator and author of introduction) Luigi Guicciardini, The Sack of Rome, Italica Press (New York, NY), 1993.
Approaches to Teaching Boccaccio's Decameron, Modern Language Association (New York, NY), 2000.
(Editor, with Charlotte Nichols and John Monfasani) Renaissance Naples, 1400-1600, Italica Press (New York, NY), 2001.
WORK IN PROGRESS: The Artists of Florence in Renaissance Fiction, a translation with introduction and notes; Rome from the Ground Up: A Traveler's Guide: The City's Evolution in History, Art and Architecture; The Photo Op, a mystery novel; Green Bloody Murder, sequel to Photo Op.
SIDELIGHTS: James H. McGregor told CA: "In the last decade, I've worked actively as a translator of Italian texts from the Renaissance period. The texts I've translated have been off the beaten path; a gruesome history of the devastation of Rome and the virtual imprisonment of the Pope by Spanish and German troops in 1527; short stories about Florentine artists from Giotto to Michelangelo; prose and poetry both popular and learned from fifteenth century Naples. I've also started writing essays and fiction. I've written one murder mystery and started another one; and like many of my contemporaries I've begun writing essays about my parents and about my childhood. I also write short humor pieces. The guidebook to Rome is a spin-off of my two year-long stays in that city worked up in a recent two-month residence at the American Academy."