Robert Grudin, CV
 

                                                                                           

 

CONTACT INFORMATION: 

510-529-4084

e-mail rgrudin@yahoo.com


Biography:

Contemporary Authors, Vol. 144

 

Publications:

 

Books:

Saturdays at Satan's (novel), 2015

A Preface to Freedom (nonfiction), 2015

Thinking and Doing (nonfiction), 2015

The Boy Who Was Everything (for children).  With illustrator Peter Reynolds, 11/1/13

Boccaccio's Decameron and the Ciceronian Renaissance.  Co-authored with Michaela Paasche Grudin.  New York:  Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Design and Truth  Yale University Press, 2010.  Paperback, Yale, 2011; Korean translation,        2013; Chinese translation, to appear, 2016

American Vulgar.  Emeryville: Shoemaker and Hoard, 2006

The Most Amazing Thing (novel).  Palo Alto:  Knowhere, 2002.   Kindle Edition, 2008

On Dialogue:  An Essay in Free Thought.  Boston:  Houghton Mifflin, 1996;  paperback   Boston: Mariner (Houghton Mifflin), 1997

A Writer's Journal, 1990-92.  New York:  Voyager, 1993 (together with Book)

Book, a Novel.  New York:  Random House, 1992;  paperback (Penguin), 1993;  electronic edition (Voyager), 1993

The Grace of Great Things:  Creativity and Innovation.  New York:  Ticknor and Fields Houghton Mifflin), 1990;  paperback, 1991;  Boston:  Mariner (Houghton Mifflin), 1997

Time and the Art of Living.  San Francisco:  Harper and Row, 1982;  paperback, New York:  Ticknor and Fields (Houghton Mifflin), 1988;  Boston:  Mariner (Houghton Mifflin), 1997;  Korean translation, 2015;  Chinese translation

Mighty Opposites:  Shakespeare and Renaissance Contrariety.  Berkeley:  University of California Press, 1979

 


Articles,  Book Chapters, Book Reviews:

Excerpts from Design and Truth, IF Magazine (Buenos Aires), November, 2012

"Design and Truth," The Montréal Review, July 2011

"Humanism" Encyclopedia Britannica, 1985, revised 2009, 2014 

"The Art of Honesty," TLD Newsletter, September, 2000

Review, Tom Lutz' Crying, The American Scholar, Fall, 1999

"Hearing the Audience," in The Essence of Creativity, New American Library, 1999

Review, Tim Parks' Adultery and Other Diversions, New York Times, May 2, 1999

"A Guide to Practical Daydreaming," Creative Living (journal of the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Co.), Winter, 1999

Review, Milan Kundera's Identity, New York Times, May, 1998

Review, Joseph Epstein's Life Sentences, Wall Street Journal, October 28, 1997

"Shakespeare's Discourse of Time and Chaos," Oxymoron,  Vol. 1, 1997

Review, Jay Parini's Benjamin's Crossing, New York Times, June 29, 1997

"Paracelsus," in Major Authors of the Tudor Era, ed. Alan Hager.  Westport:  Greenwood Press, 1997

"John Dee," in Major Authors of the Tudor Era, ed. Alan Hager.  Westport:  Greenwood   Press, 1997

Review, William Ian Miller's  The Anatomy of Disgust, New York Times, March 16, 1997 

Review, D. G. Myers' When Elephants Teach, Philosophy and Literature, October, 1996 

Review, Charles Palliser's Betrayals, New York Times, March 5, 1995 

Point of View, "Material Enterprise and the Core Curriculum," Chronicle of Higher Education, February 24, 1995;  rpt. Eugene Register-Guard, February 26,       1995;  rpt. Short Circuit, Summer, 1995

"The Language of Liberty," Rain City Review, No. 5 (Winter/Spring, 1995), 69-74

"American Liberties and the Infra-Frontier" Creative Living, Summer, 1994

Review, Alan Judd's The Devil's Own Work, New York Times, July 31, 1994

"The Dialogue of Invention," Rain City Review, Vol. II, no. 4, Spring/Summer, 1994, 94-99

Review, Julia Barrett's Presumption and Emma Tennant's Pemberley, reviewed together, New York Times, December 12, 1993

"Renaissance Copia and the Nature of Free Thought," Writing on the Edge, Vol. 5, no. 1 (Fall, 1993), 25-39

Review,William McCranor Henderson's I killed Hemingway, New York Times, May 9, 1993

"Rejected!", Jayhawk Journalist (Wm. Allen White School of Journalism, University of     Kansas), 1993, 2f. (from the speech, "Rejection and Modernity," 6/15/92)

Review, Ishmael Reed's Japanese by Spring, Philadelphia Inquirer, April 18, 1993

Magazine interview, Robert Vogele, Design Statements (American Center for Design), Vol.          8, no. 1 (Fall, 1992), 22-24.

Review, Jean-Louis Servan-Schreiber's The Art of Time, Time's News (International Society for the Study of Time, September, 1991)

Review, Hillary Gatti's The Renaissance Drama of Knowledge, Shakespeare Quarterly      (Summer, 1991), 241f.

"Rudolf II of Prague and Cornelis Drebbel:  Shakespearean Archetypes?" Huntington Library Quarterly (Summer, 1991), 181-205

"The Nature of Quality" Creative Living, Winter, 1991

"Discovery on the Rogue River" (edited version of "Discovery," NW Review, 1986), Creative Living, Fall, 1991

"The Vanity of Literary Theory," Midwest Quarterly, (Summer, 1991), 375-87

"The Cretan Saieth, 'All Cretans are Liars,'" Hellas, Vol. II, no. 1 (Spring, 1991), 78-92

"Sequence and Counter-Sequence in Il Principe," Machiavelli Studies, Vol. 3 (1990), 29-42

"Paper Houses:  Writer as Architect, House as Idea," in Housing, ed. Lisa Taylor (New York:                   Cooper-Hewitt Museum/Rizzoli, 1990)

"The School of Change"Creative Living, Summer, 1989;  rpt. Family Therapy Networker,  Summer, 1996

"The Perils of Personality" Creative Living, Fall, 1988

"Mind's Body" Creative Living, Fall, 1987

"Humanism," Encyclopaedia Britannica and Book of the Year, 1986

"Discovery," Northwest Review, Winter, 1986, 82-92

"Finance and Freedom" Creative Living, Winter, 1986

"The Psychology of Space," Creative Living, Spring, 1985

"The Humanity of Leisure," in Transitions to Leisure,  Washington, D. C.:  University Press of America, 1985, 113-18

"The Ethics of Inspiration," in The Phenomenon of Change, ed. Lisa Taylor (New York:    Rizzoli, 1984);  rpt. Lenswork Quarterly,  summer, 1996

"The Time of Life" Creative Living, Fall, 1984

Introduction, Sweet Reason.  Oregon Committee for the Humanities, 1984 

"Odysseus, Plato and the Liberal Arts," Claremont Review of Books, October/November, 1983, 9-10

"The Soul of State:  Ulyssean Irony in Troilus and Cressida," Anglia, XCIII, no. 1/2 (1975), 55-69

"Renaissance Laughter:  The Jests in Castiglione's Il Cortegiano," Neophilologus, LVIII,   no. 2 (Spring, 1974), 199-204

"Prospero's Masque and the Structure of The Tempest," South Atlantic Quarterly, LXXI    (Summer, 1972), 401-09

 

Short Stories and Poems:

"Occurrence" (poem), Oxymoron, Vol. 1, no. 1,  1997

"Maple Street," Terra Nova, Vol. 1, no. 2, spring, 1997

"Conquest," American Way, November, 1996

"A Poem Speaks for Itself" (poem), Writing on the Edge,  Vol. 7, no. 2, Spring/Summer,    1996

"The Jell-O Scoop," American Way, December, 1995

"After Submitting the Manuscript" (poem), Writing on the Edge, (Spring, 1991), 58

"Priest on Priest", Writing on the Edge, Fall, 1990

"My Cousin's House," Berkshire Review, Winter, 1971

 

Material Excerpted  from Time and the Art of Living:

www.thescreamonline.com (October, 2002)

Joan Tornow, Link/Age (Logan:  Utah State University Press, 1997)

The Writer's Life in Notebooks, Journals and Diaries, ed. Carol Edgarian and Tom Jenks (New York:  Random House, 1997)

Charles Daney's Quotations (www), March, 1996

Mary Lou Conlin, Patterns Plus:  A Short Prose Reader with Argumentation (Houghton    Mifflin, 1995)    

Family Therapy Networker, (January/February, 1995), 40-42

J. Ruth Gendler, Changing Light (HarperCollins, 1991)

Reader's Digest, Omni, NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, New York Times Sunday Magazine, etc.

 

Material Excerpted from The Grace of Great Things:

 

“Figurative Dynamics” (brochure), Art League of Houston, June, 1995

Short Circuit, Spring, 1995

The Quest for Beauty, ed. Milton Glaser (house publication, Gilbert paper Co., 1993)

            Borzoi College Reader, ed. Charles Muscatine and Marlene Griffith, Seventh Edition        (McGraw-Hill, 1992)

"Noted with Pleasure," New York Times Book Review, April 28, 1991

Old Oregon (Autumn, 1990)

Chronicle of Higher Education (June 22, 1990)

Old Oregon (response to letters, Autumn, 1989)

Old Oregon (Summer, 1989)

 

Material Excerpted from Book:

 

The Engaging Reader, ed Anne Mills King (Allen and Unwin, 1996)

Hypertext (electronic edition, Johns Hopkins)

Old Oregon, September, 1992

At Random (house publication, Random House), Spring, 1992

 

Material Excerpted from On Dialogue:

Oregon Quarterly, Winter, 1996

 

Material Excerpted from The Most Amazing Thing:

 

Ch. 3 published as "Tainted Torrent," TerraNova, 2001

Chs. 1-3, www.thescreamonline.com, July, 2003

 

 

Recognition:

Design and Truth

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/arts/26iht-design26.html?ref=arts (Alice Rawsthorne review, Global Spotlight)

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/26/arts/26iht-design26.html?pagewanted=1 (Alice Rawsthorne review)

Talk, "Design and Truth,"  Google Headquarters, New York, August 9, 2010

CHOICE: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries, v.48, no.1, 2010 Sept, p.74

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/h/martin_heidegger/index.html?scp=1&sq=Heidegger&st=cse

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/people/j/thomas_jefferson/index.html?scp=1&sq=Grudin&st=cse

"What are You Reading," London Times Higher Education Supplement, September, 2011

http://bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/Reviews-Essays/Design-and-Truth/ba-p/2596 (Mandy Brown review, Featured Book)

http://www.arcadejournal.com/public/IssueArticle.aspx?Volume=29&Issue=1&Article=417

http://www.futureviews.org/FutureViews_Snapshots/FutureViews_Blog/Entries/2010/8/1_the_authentic_use_of_design.html

http://www.seattlepi.com/books/418555_132463-blogcritics.org.html (Dan Schneider review)

http://www.cosmoetica.com/DSI23.htm (Dan Schneider interview)

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/Robert+Grudin

http://observatory.designobserver.com/entry.html?entry=14218 (featured article for August 12, 2010)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XInkz_XcEo (Grudin talk at Google)

http://cakeservingset.org/authorsgoogle-robert-grudin.html (comments on Google talk)

http://loftbedwithslide.net/authorsgoogle-robert-grudin (YouTube use of interview in ad)

http://www.construction-recruiter.net/authorsgoogle-robert-grudin/

http://blog.segd.org/2010/05/design-and-truth/

http://mcculleydesign.posterous.com/if-good-design-tells-the-truth-poor-design-te

http://war-books.blogspot.com/2010/04/producing-books-that-didnt-exist-until.html

http://blog.segd.org/2010/05/design-and-truth/

http://www.curatedmag.com/news/2010/03/24/design-and-truth/

http://www.dexigner.com/directory/detail/15256.html

http://wunderkammermag.com/

http://www.oregonlive.com/books/index.ssf/2010/06/new_in_the_northwest_1.html

http://aworkinglibrary.com/library/books/category/robert_grudin/

http://www.examiner.com/x-15762-Austin-Cultural-Events-Examiner~y2010m4d19-Robert-Grudin-speaks-about-Design-and-Truth-in-new-interview

http://www.nypl.org/blog/2010/08/13/simple-living-suggestions-pared-down-and-green-design

http://videowap.tv/redo+my+driveway/

http://www.themontrealreview.com/index.php

http://www.artinamericamagazine.com/books/basso-profundo/2/

 

The Most Amazing Thing, Finalist, Ben Franklin Award, 2002; reviewed by Faris Cassell in the Eugene Register-Guard, 3/24/02; 8th on Google national list of electronic novels, 7/03

 

On Dialogue reviewed in Publisher's Weekly (4/22/96), Booklist (5/96), Kirkus (1996).  Baker and Taylor National Research Library Bestseller List (www,7/96);  David Walton, New York Times (8/96);  Jeff Baker, Portland Oregonian (8/96);  Joanne Miller, BookScapes (www, 8/96);  Faris Cassell, Eugene Register-Guard, (9/8/96);  Clara Claiborne Park, Hudson Review, (winter, 1997);  Michael Hall,  Philosophy and Literature (1997).  Listed as one of the ten most important Northwest books of 1996 by the Eugene Register-Guard, 12/96. Television Interview:  Oregon Cable Access, March, 1997.

 

Book (Pulitzer Nomination [Random House], 1992) reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus, Booklist, Library Journal, Gail Caldwell,  Boston Globe (8/23/92), Ann Bernays, Los Angeles Times (8/30/92), Sven Birkerts, New York Times (9/6/92 http://www.nytimes.com/1992/09/06/books/who-deconstructed-adam-snell.html), Clark Humphrey, Washington Post (9/6/92), Seattle Weekly (9/16/92), Lingua Franca (9/92), Kathy S. Coen, Cleveland Plain-Dealer (9/20/92), Jeff Simon, Buffalo News (9/27/92), Michael Upchurch, Seattle Times (9/29/92), the New Yorker (10/19/92), D. T. Max, St. Petersburg Times (10/25/92), C. Dyke, Philadelphia Inquirer (11/1/92), Michael Upchurch, San Francisco Chronicle (11/1/91), Geoff Seamans, Roanoke Times & World-News (1/3/93), Doug Frisch, Grand Rapids Press (1/3/93), Tim Dean, Baltimore Sun (1/15/93), Orson Scott Card (Fantasy and Science Fiction, October/November, 1993),  Dennis Doolin, ENGL/SPCH, UMaryland Asian Division (Spring 1996), etc.  One of the New York Times Notable Books of 1992 (12/6/92), New York Times, "New and Noteworthy" (12/19/93).  Interviews:  KALX radio (Berkeley, 9/21/92), Barbara Lord Nelson Show (Tacoma, 9/21/92), Michael Svaboda, KPSU (Penn State University, 12/3/93).

 

The Grace of Great Things (Pulitzer Nomination [Houghton Mifflin], 1990), reviewed in Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Choice, Library Journal, Chain Merchandiser, Living Room Learning.  Dorie Munson (Creativity Research Journal, Vol. 5, no 4, fall, 1992), Orson Scott Card (Fantasy and Science Fiction, October/November, 1993).  James P. Werbaneth, Pittsburgh Press (October 13, 1990), John Douglas, Grand Rapids Press (September 30, 1990), Alida Witthoeft, Milwaukie Journal (July 1, 1990), Doug Beardsley, Victoria Times-Colonist (May, 1990), New Age Journal (May-June, 1990).  Radio interview, Ted Byrne, National Radio Network, July 9, 1991. 

 

Time and the Art of Living, Interview with Ted Robbins, KUAT-TV-PBS, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 7, 2003, Amazon Nonfiction Bestseller, 1997; subject of Susan Hipsley Column, Baltimore Sun (January 8, 1995),  reviewed by J. T. Fraser in Time's News, September, 1991, Joan Frank in the Utne Reader, July/August, 1990, "New and Noteworthy," New York Times Book Review, January 22, 1989, Diana Ketcham in the Oakland Tribune, May 31, 1989, Daniel Cariaga (L A Times, April 3, 1983), Henry Macdonald (Washington Times, April, 1983), Sally Kurtzman (Rocky Mountain News, February 14, 1983), Christian Century, January 5-12, 1983.  Subject of three nationally-syndicated columns by Jim Sanderson (e.g., L A Times, January 12 and 19, 1983).  Television profile:  FrontStreet Weekly, Oregon Public Broadcasting System, March, 1983).

 

Mighty Opposites reviewed by Alan Sinfield, (Comparative Literature, Fall, 1981), Alexander Leggatt (SEL, 21, 1981), Heather Dubrow (Modern Language Quarterly, December, 1980), Thomas McFarland (Review, 1981), Jay Halio (Renaissance Quarterly, Winter, 1980), Susan Snyder (Shakespeare Quarterly, Autumn, 1980), JEGP, Choice, etc.

 

Professional Papers, Public Lectures, Workshops:

"Design and Truth,"  Google Headquarters, New York, August 9, 2010

"American Vulgar," SF Littquake, San Francisco, CA, October 8, 2006

"American Vulgar," Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, October 3, 2006

            "Cyrano on the Couch," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 16, 2006

"Design and Truth," Design Now Project,  Herman Miller Corp, September 11, 2006

"The Writer as Trickster," Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, VA, October 12, 2004

Panel, The Comedy of Errors, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, October 2, 2004

"Audience Abuse in The Comedy of Errors," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, October 1, 2004

"Design, Ethics and Granite Counter Tops," Principal Talk at Symposium, The Philosopher, the Designer and the Social Scientist: A Symposium on the Ethics of Creativity, Metropolis Magazine and Parsons School of Design, New York, NY, February 25, 2003

"The Trickster of Belmont," Honors College Breakfast, Arizona St. University, West, Phoenix, AZ, February 13, 2003

"The Dangers of Bystanding," Jacobs Lecture in Ethics, Arizona St. University, West, Phoenix, AZ, February 12, 2003

Open Forum, Faculty/Staff, Arizona St. University, West, Phoenix, AZ, February 10, 2003

Open Forum, Students, Arizona St. University, West, Phoenix, AZ, February 11, 2003

Open Forum, Faculty Fellows, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 7, 2003

"Renaissance Creativity," First Provost's Lecture in Creativity,  University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 6, 2003

"Integrating University with Community," Luncheon Talk to Deans, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, February 6, 2003

"Anguissola and Point of View in Renaissance Art," Lewis and Clark College, September 25, 2002

Panelist, The Winter's Tale, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 22, 2002

"The Winter's Tale and the New Spirituality," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 21, 2002

"Hazard and Justice in The Merchant of Venice,"  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 14, 2001

Panelist, panel on The Merchant of Venice,  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 15, 2001

"Passion and Order in Troilus and Cressida,"  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 15, 2001

Panelist, panel on Troilus and Cressida,  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 16, 2001

Workshop, "Leadership and Information," Libraria Corp., San Jose, CA, April 23, 2001

Provocator, Section on Ethics, Foresight Gathering, Palo Alto, CA, April 21, 2001

"Five Things Learned," University Press Bookstore, Berkeley, CA, April 20, 2001

"Meaning and the Human Condition," Technanogy Corp., Newport Beach, CA, October 6,           2000

Workshop, "The Art of Honesty," Trustee Leadership Development, Indianapolis, IN,       September 29, 2000

Keynote Speech, "The Age of Meaning," Trustee Leadership Development, Indianapolis, IN, September 28, 2000

Panelist, panel on Hamlet,  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the        Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 17, 2000

"The Joseph Syndrome in Henry V and Hamlet," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric                       Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 16, 2000

Panelist, panel on Henry V,  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the      Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 16, 2000

"The Art of Honesty," Foresight Institute Gathering,  Palo Alto, CA, September 10, 2000

"The Morality of Power," Foresight Institute Gathering,  Palo Alto, CA, September 8, 2000

"Privacy and Panic," Foresight Institute Gathering,  Palo Alto, CA, May 21, 2000

"The Age of Meaning," Foresight Institute Gathering,  Palo Alto, CA, May 20, 2000

Open Forum, Foresight Institute Conference, Atherton, CA, May 19, 2000

"Othello as Clinical Psychology,"  annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 26, 1999

Panelist, panel on Henry IV, Part One, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 27, 1998

"Dialectical Stress and Psychological Growth in Henry  IV, Part One, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 26, 1998

"Creativity and the Senses," meeting of the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Santa Fe, NM, August 14, 1998

Annual Forum Lecture, "Creativity and the Senses," ENKA Schools, Istanbul, Turkey, May 30, 1998

Telephone Conference Seminar, University of Wisconson graduate course, "Perspectives   on Communication," September 29, 1997

Panelist, Panel on King Lear, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the    Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 20, 1997

"Insanity, Sanity and Supersanity in Shakespeare," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 19, 1997

Keynote Speech, "Design and Aspiration," 14th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, Carnegie Mellon University,  April 3, 1997

"The Doctrine of Plenty," Writer's Series, Knight Library, University of Oregon, October 30, 1996

"A Prism of Perspectives," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 27, 1996

"On Passion," LEIP Conference, Hecht and Associates, San Carlos, CA, July 12, 1996

"On a Jacobean Title-Page," talk presented at College of Arts and Sciences Shakespeare    Dinner, University of Oregon, June 2, 1995

"On Copia," University of Oregon Philosophy Club, March 14, 1996

"Timeless Philosophy?  Sequence and Counter-sequence in Machiavelli's The Prince," paper presented in the Program on Constitutional Government at Harvard University, February 16, 1996

"Meet the King:  Richard II in Historical Perspective," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 22, 1995

Principal Speaker (open forum), Sales Professionals Conference (Hecht and Associates),   San Francisco, April 7, 1995

"The Dialogue of Invention," Bennington Writers Workshop, Bennington College,  July 8,            1994

Six Workshop Sessions, Bennington Writers Workshop, Bennington College, July 4-15,    1994

"Excellence and Apathy in American Culture," Catlin Gable School, Portland, OR, April 7, 1994

"Book on Powerbook," Annual Lecture for the Center for the Study of the Book, Penn State University, December 3, 1993

"Sending for Help," English Dept/Honors Program, UMass, Dartmouth, MA, November   30, 1993

Guest Class, "Why We Write," English Dept., UMass, N. Dartmouth, MA, November 30,             1993

"Psychological Themes Associated with Antony and Cleopatra," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 17, 1993

Panelist, "Bringing Psychopathology to Life: The Psychological content of Antony and Cleopatra," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 18, 1993

Panelist, Liberty Fund Symposium, "Freedom and Responsibility in the Plays of Sophocles," Big Sky, Montana, August 19-21, 1993

Featured Speech, "Motives and Goals of Change," Fetzer Institute Trustee Symposium,    Captiva Island, FL, November 13, 1992

"Drama and Generational Reconciliation," annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland,             OR, September 19, 1992

Workshop, "Creativity in the Workplace," International Design Conference, Aspen, CO,   June 17, 1992

Open forum, International Design Conference, Aspen, CO, June 16, 1992

Workshop, "Creativity and Institutional Structure," International Design Conference, Aspen, CO, June 15, 1992

Keynote speech, "Rejection and Modernity," International Design Conference, Aspen, CO,          June 15, 1992

Panelist, section on Julius Caesar, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 15, 1991

Annual address, Eugene Shakespeare Club, April 15, 1991

Panelist, section on Henry V, annual meeting of the Oregon Psychiatric Society and the     Northern California Psychiatric Association, Ashland, OR, September 15, 1990

Panelist, Liberty Fund Symposium on "Freedom in Aeschylean Drama," Dallas, TX,          February 1-3, 1990

Principal Speaker, "Transitions to Leisure," (international conference) University of South             Florida, February 13, 1985

Keynote Speaker, NEH High School Principals' Institute, University of Oregon, July 9, 1984

Featured Speaker, "Transitions to Leisure" (international conference), University of South             Florida, January 26, 1984

Three public lectures on Romeo and Juliet, Oregon Humanities Institute, July 15, 22 and   27, 1982

Annual Address, Eugene Shakespeare Club, April, 1976

"Hazard and Justice in The Merchant of Venice," International Shakespeare Congress,

            Washington, D. C., April, 1976

 

 

Bookstore Talks, Signings, Consultancies:

 

"American Vulgar," Depot Books, Mill Valley, CA, November 1, 2006

"American Vulgar," Black Oak Bookstore, Berkeley, CA, October 20, 2006

"American Vulgar," Powell's Bookstore, September 18, 2006

"American Vulgar," Chapters Literary Bookstore, Washington, DC, September 13, 2006

"The Most Amazing Thing," Black Oak Bookstore, Berkeley, CA, January 22, 2002

"A Book is Born," Knowhere Commons, Palo Alto, CA, December 1, 2001

Philanthropy seminar for Pierluigi Zappacosta, Atherton, CA, January 15, 2001

Consultancy, Libraria Corp., San Jose, CA, 2000-01

Consultancy, Technanogy Corp., Newport Beach, CA, 2000-01

Telephone conference seminar, University of Wisconson Graduate Course, Perspectives on           Communication, September, 1999

Telephone conference seminar, University of Wisconson Graduate Course, Perspectives on           Communication, September, 1998

Book-signing, Art in the Vineyard, Eugene, OR, July 3, 1998

"The Dialogue of Invention," Depot Books, Mill Valley, CA, January 20, 1997

"The Doctrine of Plenty," Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, OR, September 27, 1996

"Liberty of Ideas," Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA, September 5, 1996

"The Dialogue of Invention," Kepler's Bookstore, Menlo Park, CA, September 3, 1996

"Social Channels of Free Thought," Powell's, Portland, OR, June 25, 1996

Signing, Swaboda Bookstore, State College, PA, December 3, 1993

Consultant, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, 1992-93

Talk, Elliott Bay Books, Seattle, WA, September 21, 1992

Signing, Pacific Northwest Booksellers' Association, Eugene, OR, September 20, 1992

Signing, Bloomsbury Books, Ashland, OR, September 19, 1992

Talk, Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA, September 15, 1992

Talk, Kepler's Books, Menlo Park, CA, September 10, 1992

Talk, Depot Books, Mill Valley, CA, September 9, 1992

Consultant, Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI, May 8, 1992

Talk, Catbird Seat Books, Portland, OR, November 24, 1991

Talk, Depot Books, Mill Valley, CA, June 26, 1991

Talk, Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA, June 25, 1991

Consultant, Beacon Day School and Autodesk Foundation, Oakland, CA, June 25, 1991

Three Seminars for Corporate Executives, sponsored by Firethorn Institute, Chicago, IL,   July 18-19, 1991

Open Forum, Borders Book Store, Oak Brook, IL, July 17, 1991

Speaker/Consultant, members of Oregon House of Representatives, Salem, Or, May 16,    1991

Speaker/Consultant, Hawaii Dept. of Education, Honolulu, HI, April 27, 1991

Speaker, Kamehameha High School, Honolulu, HI, April 26, 1991

Speaker, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu, HI, April 25, 1991

Signing, Book Browse, Eugene, OR, November 14, 1990

Reading, Hands On Bookstore, Medford, OR, September 15, 1990

Talk, Chapters Literary Bookstore, Washington, DC, June 18, 1990

Signing, Corner Bookstore, New York, NY, June 13, 1990

Signing, Rizzoli Bookstore, New York, NY, June 12, 1990

Talk, Bay Bridge Books, Oakland, CA, May 20, 1990

Signing, Black Oak Books, Berkeley, CA, May 20, 1990

Open Forum, Kepler's Bookstore, Menlo Park, CA, May 19, 1990

Signing, Hungry Head Bookstore, Eugene, OR, May 12, 1990

Signing, University of Oregon Bookstore, Eugene, OR, May 12, 1990

Signing, Book Browse, Eugene, OR, November, 1989

Signing, City Lights Bookstore, San Francisco, CA, May 21, 1989

Consultant, University of California Press retreat, December 27, 1985

Signing, University of Oregon Bookstore, October 30, 1985

Signing, Literary Lion Bookstore, December 10, 1983

Guest of Honor, Oregon Library Association Conference, Eugene, OR, April 7, 1983

Signing, University of Oregon Bookstore, December 11, 1982

Signing, Book Browse, Eugene, OR, November 9, 1982

 

 

Fellowships, Grants and Honors:

Honored for teaching, U of Oregon Honors College, 50th Anniversary Celebration, Nines Hotel,     Portland, OR, February 2011 

Thornton Residency in Fiction, Lynchburg College, 2004

Jacobs Chair in Ethics, Arizona State University, West, Phoenix, AZ, 2003

Finalist, Ben Franklin Award in Fiction, 2002

Wulf Professorship, Oregon Humanities Center, 1996

Fetzer Institute Research Grant, 1994

Guggenheim Fellowship, 1992-93

New York Times 100 Notable Books of the Year, 1992

Pulitzer Nomination (Random House), 1992

Finalist, Oregon Book Awards, 1991

Pulitzer Nomination (Houghton Mifflin), 1990

Grant for curricular offering (with James Earl), Oregon Humanities Center, 1989

Member, University of Oregon Summer High School Principals' Institute (NEH), 1984

Fellow, Humanities Institute (now Western Humanities Conference), 1984

Citation, New Jersey Writers' Conference, 1983

Humanist in Residence, Oregon Repertory Theater, 1982

Huntington Library Fellowship, 1978

National Endowment for the Humanities Younger Humanist Fellowship, 1972-73

University of Oregon Summer Grant, 1971

Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship, 1961-62

Fulbright Scholarship (Irish version), 1960-61

Harvard College Scholarship, 1960

Citation for Poetry, Avalon Review, 1959

Harvard Club Scholarship, 1956-57

First Place, National Classical League Poetry Contest, 1955

 

Professional Service and Associations:

Redroom.com, 2008 

Contributing Editor, Hellas, 1992-98

Member, Mystery Writers of America, 1993-95

Bibliographical Display, Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Time, July 3-9, 1992, Cerisy-la-Salle, France

Member, International Society for the Study of Time, 1990-97

Chairman, Humanities Sections #1 & 2, Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, April,            1988

Program Committee, Pacific Northwest Renaissance Conference, 1988

Executive Committee (temporary), Humanities Institute, 1986

Chairman, Humanities Section, Transitions to Leisure," University of South Florida, 1984,            1985

Member, Regional Council, Globe Centre International, 1983-

Chairman, Comparative Literature Section, Philological Association of the Pacific Coast, Los Angeles, November, 1977