April 14, 1934 Born in Cleveland, Ohio
1954 B.A. Haverford College
Aix, Munich, Berlin
1956 M.A. Yale University
1959 Ph.D. Yale University
1959-62 Instructor, Harvard University
61-67 Assistant Professor Harvard University
1967-71 Associate Professor, UC San Diego
1971-76 Professor of French & Comparative Literature, UC San Diego
1976-83 Professor in the French Department at Yale University
1983-85 Professor of Literature and History of Consciousness at the University of California at Santa Cruz
1986- William A. Lane, Jr. Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Graduate Program in Literature and Theory at Duke University
Presently Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature at Duke University, where he directs the Graduate Program in Literature and the Center for Cultural Theory
1954-55 Rotary Fellowship, University of Aix-Marseille
1954-55 Woodrow Wilson Fellowship
1956-57 Fullbright Fellowship to University of Munich and Berlin
1968 Humanities Institute Grant
1969-70 Guggenheim Fellowship
December 1971 William Riley Parker Prize, MLA
1979-80 Guggenheim Fellowship
1984 Honors American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Social Text. Co-Editor
South Atlantic Quarterly. Editorial Board.
Minnesota Review. Contributing Editor.
Post-Contemporary Interventions. Duke University Press. Co-Editor.
The "Sartre after Sartre" issue of Yale French Studies(1985), 68.
The "Third World Literary and Cultural Criticism" issue of South Atlantic Quarterly (Winter 1988), 87(1).
WELLEK LIBRARY LECTURES
April 24, 26, 29 1991 "The Constraints of the Postmodern"