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Arthur F. Kinney has a B.A. from Syracuse University, an M.S. from Columbia University and a PhD from the University of Michigan. His research interests include Renaissance prose, poetry, and drama and twentieth-century American literature with specialties in William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor, and Dorothy Parker. He has published widely in both areas including books on Humanist Poetics; John Skelton, Priest as Poet; and "Lies Like Truth": Shakespeare, Macbeth, and the Cultural Moment; four books on Faulkner's families and a study of Go Down, Moses; Resources of Being: Flannery O'Connor's Library; and Dorothy Parker Revisited; He has also edited a volume of Renaissance Drama and Entertainments, The Witch of Edmonton; the Cambridge Companion to English Literature 1500-1600; the Oxford Handbook to Shakespeare; and Dorothy Parker's Coast of Ilyria. His current project is Shakespeare and the Mind's Eye based on Renaissance and current cognitive studies, revising Titled Elizabethans, and publishing a volume of Selected Essays.
KINNEY, Arthur F(rederick) 1933-

PERSONAL: Born September 5, 1933, in Cortland, NY; son of Arthur Frederick, Sr. and Gladys Elorsie (Mudge) Kinney. Education: Syracuse University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1955; Columbia University, M.S., 1956; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1963. Hobbies and other interests: Photography, jazz.

ADDRESSES: Home—25 Hunter Hill Dr., Amherst, MA 01002. Office—Department of English, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 01002. Center for Renaissance Studies, P.O. Box 2300, Amherst, MA, 01004. Agent—McIntosh & Otis, Inc., 475 5th Ave., New York, NY 10017. E-mail—afkinney@english.umass.edu.

CAREER: Yale University, New Haven, CT, instructor in English, 1963-66; University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, assistant professor, 1966-68, associate professor, 1968-74, professor of English, 1974, Thomas W. Copeland Professor of Professor of Literary History, 1985—; director, bachelor's degree program in individual studies; director, Massachusetts Center for Renaissance Studies, 1996—; Clark University, Worcester, MA, adjunct professor of English, 1971-83; New York University, adjunct professor of English, 1990—. Visiting professor, Oxford University, 1978, University of Liverpool, 1984, Sir Thomas Browne Institute, University of Leiden, 1984, 1986. Military service: U.S. Army, chaplain, 1966-68.

MEMBER: Modern Language Association of America (chair of Conference of Editors of Learned Journals, 1971-73, 1981-83), National Council of Teachers of English, Shakespeare Society of America, Milton Society, Malone Society, Renaissance English Text Society (vice president, 1983-84; president, 1984—), College English Association, American Studies Association, Renaissance Society of America (Executive Committee, 1990), Northeast Modern Language Association (executive secretary, 1971-73), New England College English Association (member of board of directors, 1971-73), Folger Institute (Executive Committee, 1990—), Sidney Society (president, 2001—), Michigan Academy of Arts and Letters, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi, Rho Delta Phi.

AWARDS, HONORS: Jules M. and Avery Hopwood Major Award for Writing, 1961; Bread Loaf scholar, 1962; Morse fellow, Yale University, 1964-66; senior fellow, Huntington Library, 1972, 1983; senior fellow, Folger Shakespeare Library, 1973; senior fellow, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1977, 1982-83; Fulbright-Hays fellow, New College, Oxford, 1978; university research fellow, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1983-84.

(Editor, with Francis Lee Utley and Lynn Z. Bloom) Bear, Man, and God: Seven Approaches to Faulkner's "The Bear," Random House (New York, NY), 1964, revised edition, 1971.

On Seven Shakespearean Tragedies, Scarab Press (Sterling Junction, MA), 1968.

(Editor, with Kenneth W. Kuiper and Lynn Z. Bloom) Symposium, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1969.

Symposium on Love, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1969.

On Seven Shakespearean Comedies, Scarab Press (Sterling Junction, MA), 1969.

(Author of critical and textual notes) H. R., Mythomystes (1623), Scolar Press (Menston, England), 1972.

(Editor) Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars, Imprint Society, 1973, published as Rogues, Vagabonds, and Sturdy Beggars: A New Gallery of Tudor and Early Stuart Rogue Literature Exposing the Lives, Times, and Cozening Tricks of the Elizabethan Underworld, edited, with notes, from quartos of the first editions, illustrations by John Lawrence, University of Massachusetts Press (Amherst, MA), 1990. …
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