Wittreich, Joseph Anthony, Jr. 1939-

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WITTREICH, Joseph Anthony, Jr. 1939-

PERSONAL: Surname is pronounced "Wit-trick"; born July 23, 1939, in Cleveland, OH; son of Joseph Anthony (a supervisor) and Mamie (Pucel) Wittreich. Ethnicity: "German/Austrian." Education: University of Louisville, B.A., 1961, M.A., 1962; Western Reserve University (now Case Western Reserve University), Ph.D., 1966. Politics: Democrat.

ADDRESSES: Home—311 West 83rd St., Apt. 5C, New York, NY 10024. Office—English Program, Graduate Center of the City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10016. E-mail—[email protected]

CAREER: University of Wisconsin—Madison, assistant professor, 1966-70, associate professor, 1970-74, professor of English, 1974-76; University of Maryland—College Park, professor of English, 1977-87; Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New York, NY, distinguished professor of English, 1988—. California State University—Los Angeles, guest lecturer, 1970, 1972.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America, Milton Society of America (member of executive committee), Renaissance Society of America.

AWARDS, HONORS: American Philosophical Society fellow, 1967; Henry E. Huntington fellow, 1968, 1976; Folger fellow, 1971, 1974; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1974, 1976, 1986, Newberry Library, 1974, and Wisconsin Institute for Research in the Humanities, 1975; Guggenheim fellow, 1979.

WRITINGS:

Angel of Apocalypse: Blake's Idea of Milton, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1975.

Visionary Poetics: Milton's Tradition and His Legacy, Huntington Library (San Marino, CA), 1979.

"Image of That Horror": History, Prophecy, and Apocalypse in "King Lear," Huntington Library (San Marino, CA), 1984.

Interpreting "Samson Agonistes," Princeton University Press (Princeton, NJ), 1986.

Feminist Milton, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1987.

Shifting Contexts, Duquesne University Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 2002.

Contributor to books, including Achievements of the Left Hand: Essays on John Milton's Prose Work, edited by John T. Shawcross and Michael Lieb, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 1974; Milton Encyclopedia, edited by John T. Shawcross and others, Bucknell University Press (Lewisburg, PA), 1976; and Homage to Milton, edited by Balachandra Raja,University of Georgia Press (Athens, GA), 1976; author of introduction, Life of Milton by William Hayley, facsimile edition, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints (Delmar, NY), 1970. Contributor of articles, essays, and reviews to periodicals, including PMLA, Blake Studies, Studies in Philology, English Language Notes, Milton Quarterly, Milton Studies, Bucknell Review, Keats-Shelley Journal, Huntington Library Quarterly, and Journal of English and Germanic Philology.

EDITOR

(And author of introduction and notes) The Romantics on Milton: Formal Essays and Critical Asides, Press of Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), 1970.

(And author of introduction) Early Lives of WilliamBlake, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints (Delmar, NY), 1970.

(And author of introduction and notes) Nineteenth-Century Accounts of William Blake, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints (Delmar, NY), 1970.

1Richard Meadowcourt, Milton's "Paradise Regained": Two Eighteenth-Century Critiques, facsimile edition, Scholars' Facsimiles and Reprints (Delmar, NY), 1971.

Calm of Mind: Tercentenary Essays on "Paradise Regained" and "Samson Agonistes," Press of Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH), 1971.

(With Stuart Curran, and contributor) Blake's Sublime Allegory: Essays on "The Four Zoas," "Milton," and "Jerusalem," University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1973.

(With Eric Rothstein) Literary Monographs, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), Volume 6: Medieval and Renaissance Literature, 1975, Volume 7: Thackery, Hawthorne, Melville, and Dreiser, 1975, Volume 8: Mid-Nineteenth-Century Writers: Eliot, De Quincy, Emerson, 1976.

(And contributor) Milton and the Line of Vision, University of Wisconsin Press (Madison, WI), 1975.

(With Richard Ide, and contributor) Composite Orders: The Genres of Milton's Last Poems, University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1983.

(With C. A. Patrides, and contributor) The Apocalypse in English Renaissance Thought and Literature, Cornell University Press (Ithaca, NY), 1984.

(With Peter E. Medine) Soundings of Things Done: Essays in Early Modern Literature in Honor of S. K. Heninger, Jr., University of Delaware Press (Newark, DE) 1997.

Blake Studies, member of editorial advisory board, 1968-78, guest editor, 1972; member of editorial advisory board, Literary Monographs, 1971-75, Genre, 1973—, and Milton and the Romantics.

WORK IN PROGRESS: Why Milton Matters.

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Times Literary Supplement, August 16, 1985; February 5, 1988.