College of the Holy Cross (1964); M.A., Boston College (1967); Ph.D., University
of Illinois (1972).
Expertise: Modern English and American literature,
African-American literature, Irish literature, Drama, Creative Writing: Satire.
Selected Works: The Novel of India, Vol.
1, The Anglo-Indian Novel (1975); The Novel of India, Vol. 2, The Indo-Anglian
Novel (1976); Writings on George Bernard Shaw and achieving balance in the
Distinctions: Establishment of Dr. Stephen I. Hemenway Scholarship
Fund for students to attend Vienna Summer School (2001); Hope College Distinguished
Service Award (2001); First recipient of Hope College Vander Bush Weller Award
for Extraordinary Contributions to the Lives of Students (1999); Innovative
Excellence in Teaching, Learning, and Technology Award, Tenth International
Conference on College Teaching and Learning (1999); Hope Homecoming Professor
Award (1997); C.A.S.E. (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Michigan
Professor of the Year (1992); Knight's Cross First Class, Order of Merit of
the Republic of Austria (1991); Sears-Roebuck Foundation Teaching Excellence
and Campus Leadership Award (1990); Commencement Speaker (Hope, 1981); H.O.P.E.
(Hope's Outstanding Professor-Educator) Award (1977).
Contact: Lubbers Hall 310
||The Novel of India (Vol. 2): The Indo-Anglian Novel (1976)
This volume explores the influence of E. M. Forster's "A Passage to India" on
Anglo-Indian novels (or fiction written in English by Indians). Several works
by pioneers and popularizers of the Indo-Anglian novel--Mulk Raj Anand, R. K.
Narayan, Bhabani Bhattacharya, Khushwant Singh, and Kamala Markandaya--are assessed.
A major section focuses on Raja Rao's Kanthapura and The Serpent
and the Rope.
The Novel of India: The Anglo-Indian Novel (vol. 1) (1975)
This volume focuses on E. M. Forster's A Passage to India as a touchstone
for evaluating other Anglo-Indian novels (or British novels of India) before
and after the 1924 publication of the Forster book. Five literary "problems" are
explored in the study of each novel: language, audience, point of view,
characterization, and East-West theme. Pre-Forster novels examined include
works by Meadows Taylor, Flora Annie Steel, Rudyard Kipling, and Maud Diver.
Post-Forster novels scrutinized include works by George Orwell, Rumer Godden,
and John Masters.