Dain A. Trafton





Biography

Dain Trafton was for many years a professor of literature and an occasional administrator in various colleges and universities. He has published scholarly and critical books and articles on English, American, French, Italian, and neo-Latin writers; translations (from Italian into English); personal essays; reviews; fiction; and poetry. Now retired from teaching and administrative work, he lives and works in northern New England, his native ground.

Education

BA Harvard College, magna cum laude, English major. 1961.

MA University of California, Berkeley, English. 1963.

Phd University of California, Berkeley, English. 1968.

Dissertation: Ideology and Politics in Shakespeare’s Histories: Richard II to Henry V.

One year of study at the University of Montpellier, France. 1957-58.

One semester of study at the University of Florence, Italy. 1964.

Professional History

Instructor, Department of English, University of California, Berkeley. 1967-68.

Assistant Professor, Department of English, Dartmouth College. 1968-74.

Director of the Dartmouth College Program in France. 1970-71.

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rockford College. 1974-81.

Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rockford College. 1981-85.

Academic Dean and Professor of English, Regent’s College, London. 1985-89.

Professor, Department of English, Rockford College. 1990-98.

Professor Emeritus, Rockford College. 1998-present.

Fellowships and Honors

Danforth Graduate Fellowship. 1961-68.

NEH Fellowship for Younger Humanists. 1972-73.

Dartmouth College Faculty Fellowship. 1972-73.

American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship. 1982-83.

Fellow of Villa I Tatti, the Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies in Florence, Italy. 1982-83.

Phi Beta Kappa, Honorary, Eta of Illinois.


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