Old Dominion University
September 29-30; October 1-2, 1980
James Olney has published
more than a dozen articles in scholarly journals, mostly in archetypal
and comparative studies. "Tell Me Africa: An Approach to African Literature"
and "Metaphors of Self: The Meaning of Autobiography" are his most-discussed
works. This year he edited "Autobiography: Essays Theoretical and Critical"
for Princeton University Press. Since earning his doctorate at Columbia
in 1963, Olney has garnered a Fulbright grant to lecture in Liberia,
a Wickes Foundation grant for studies in Jung and Yeats, a National
Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, and a Guggenheim fellowship.
He currently is doing research in Durham, N.C., at the National Humanities
Center. [extracted from 1980 brochure]