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PhD Cambridge, 1975
MLitt, Keele, 1971
MA Columbia, 1967
AB Dartmouth, 1965
Professor Dale joined the UC Davis faculty in 1980. Before coming to Davis, he taught at Harvard University (1974-1980). His research interests are in the relations between British literature, literary theory, and philosophy in the nineteenth century. He is currently working on a book on the function of social theory in late nineteenth-century Britain. In addition to introductory courses, he teaches classes at the upper-division level in Romantic and Victorian literature and in British fiction since 1980. At the graduate level he teaches. Professor Dale has also spent a good deal of time working in university administration. He has been an assistant dean at Harvard, chair of the English Department at Davis, and dean/vice provost of Undergraduate Studies at Davis.
- In Pursuit of a Scientific Culture. University of Wisconsin Press, 1989.
- The Victorian Critic and the Idea of History. Harvard University Press, 1977; reptd, 1979.
- "Culture Unhoused: George Gissing and Bernard Bosanquet." Homes and Homelessness in the Victorian Imagination. Ed. Baumgarten and Daleski. AMS, 1998.
- "Charlotte Bronte's 'A Tale Half-Told'. the Disruption of Narrative Structure in Jane Eyre." in Jane Eyre Ed. Glenn. Allen Unwin, 1997.
- "'Distractions of Spirit': Walter Pater and Modernity." Papers on Language and Literature. 1992.
- "Beyond Humanism: J.A. Symonds' Replotting of the Renaissance." in Nineteenth-Century Literary Criticism. Ed. Kepos (Gale, 1992).
- "Thomas Hardy and the Best Consummation Possible." in Nature Transfigured: Science and Literature, 1700-1900. Ed. Shuttleworth. Manchester University Press, 1989.