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Van Ness, Gordon 1950–

Van Ness, Gordon 1950–

(Arthur Gordon Van Ness, III)

PERSONAL:

Born September 10, 1950, in Baltimore, MD; son of A. Gordon, Jr. and Rosaline B. Van Ness; married April, 1974; wife's name Janet I. (died, November, 1996); children: Caroline Courteney Van Ness Rife, Arthur Gordon IV, Ian Duncan. Ethnicity: ‘Caucasian.’ Education: Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1972; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.A., 1977; University of Richmond, M.A., 1983; University of South Carolina, Ph.D., 1987.

ADDRESSES:

Home—Blackstone, VA. Office—Department of English, Longwood University, Farmville, VA 23909. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER:

Longwood University, Farmville, VA, assistant professor, 1987-94, associate professor, 1994-2001, professor of English, 2001—.

MEMBER:

James Dickey Society, South Atlantic Modern Language Association.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Maude Glenn Raiford Award for Excellence in Teaching, Longwood University, 1994; Fuqua Excellence in Teaching Award, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, 2003.

WRITINGS:

Outbelieving Existence: The Measured Motion of James Dickey, Camden House (Columbia, SC), 1992.

(Editor and author of introduction) Striking In: The Early Notebooks of James Dickey, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 1996.

(Editor and author of commentary) The One Voice of James Dickey: His Letters and Life, 1942-1969, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 2003.

(Editor and author of commentary) The One Voice of James Dickey: His Letters and Life, 1970-1997, University of Missouri Press (Columbia, MO), 2005.

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