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Alan B. Williamson

  • Professor of English

Phone: (530) 752-8405


Ph.D. Harvard University, 1969
M.A. Harvard University, 1965
B.A. Haverford College, 1964

Alan Williamson has worked as Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia, was appointed Briggs-Copeland Lecturer at Harvard University, and Lecturer at Brandeis University before joining the UC Davis faculty as Assistant Professor in 1982. Professor Williamson has held the title of Professor of English at UCD since 1983. His fields of interest include 20th Century British and American literature, creative writing, poetry, psychoanalysis, literature of the American West, and Italian literature.

  • Guggenheim Fellowship, 1992-92
  • Massachusetts Arts Council Individual Grant, 1980
  • National Endowment for the Arts, 1973-74

Publications (selected)

  • The Pattern More Complicated: New and Selected Poems
  • Almost a Girl: Male Writers and Female Identification
  • Res Publica
  • Love and the Soul
  • Eloquence and Mere Life:  Essays on the Art of Poetry
  • Introspection and Contemporary Poetry
  • Pity the Monsters: The Political Vision of Robert Lowell


Education & Interests:

  1. Ph.D. (Harvard); 20th-century English and American Literature, Creative Writing, Comparative Literature

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