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James D Garrison

ProfessorPh.D., 1972, University of California, Berkeley

James D Garrison



Restoration and eighteenth-century literature; satire; epic; the Bible in English and American literature.


James D. Garrison attended Princeton and The University of California Berkeley, receiving his PhD in English in 1972. He has taught at UT since 1973, serving as Chair of the English Department from 1994 to 2006.  He is the author of two books on the poetry of John Dryden -- Dryden and the Tradition of Panegyric and Pietas from Vergil to Dryden – as well as articles on Dryden, Gray, and Gibbon.  His book A Dangerous Liberty: Translating Gray’s Elegy appeared in 2009. In 2011 he received the Chad Oliver Award for Teaching Excellence in Plan II and in 2012 the Regents Outstanding Teaching Award. He holds the Archibald A. Hill Regents Centennial Professorship in English and American Literature and the title Distinguished Teaching Professor.

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