The Bedford Anthology of World Literature doesn't just surround an unsurpassed collection of western and world literature with generous literary, historical, and cultural contexts — it also gives students the help they need to explore an entire world of literature.
Paul Davis (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin), professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico, has been the recipient of several teaching awards and academic honors, including that of Master teacher. He has taught courses since 1962 in composition, rhetoric, and nineteenth-century literature and has written and edited many scholarly books, including The Penguin Dickens Companion (1999), Dickens A to Z (1998), and The Life and Times of Ebeneezer Scrooge (1990). He has also written numerous scholarly and popular articles on solar energy and Victorian book illustration.
Gary Harrison (Ph.D., Stanford University), professor and director of undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico, has won numerous fellowships and awards for scholarship and teaching. He has taught courses in world literature, British Romanticism, and literary theory at the University of New Mexico since 1987. Harrison’s publications include a critical study on William Wordsworth, Wordsworth’s Vagrant Muse: Poetry, Poverty, and Power (1994); and many articles on the literature and culture of the early nineteenth century.
David M. Johnson (Ph.D., University of Connecticut), professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico, has taught courses in world literature, mythology, the Bible as literature, philosophy and literature, and creative writing since 1965. He has written, edited, and contributed to numerous scholarly books and collections of poetry, including Fire in the Fields (1996) and Lord of the Dawn: The Legend of Quetzalcoatl (1987). He has also published scholarly articles, poetry, and translations of Nahuatl myths.
John F. Crawford (Ph.D., Columbia University), associate professor of English at the University of New Mexico–Valencia, has taught medieval, world, and other literature courses since 1965 at a number of institutions, including California Institute of Technology and Herbert Lehmann College of CUNY. The publisher of West End Press, Crawford has also edited This Is About Vision: Interviews with Southwestern Writers (1990) and written articles on multicultural women poets of the Southwest.