Robert Zaller, Ph.D.
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- Ph.D., Washington University, 1968
I am a Professor of History at Drexel University. I received my B.A. from Queens College, CUNY (Gaudens Megaro Prize in European History), my M.A. (with honors) from Washington University, and my Ph.D. from Washington University, under the supervision of J. H. Hexter. I have taught at the University of California, Santa Barbara; the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida; and, since 1987, I have been Professor of History at Drexel. My fields of interest are Tudor-Stuart England, early modern Europe, and modern American and European intellectual and aesthetic history. My books include The Parliament of 1621: A Study in Constitutional Conflict ( University of California Press ; Phi Alpha Theta Prize); The Cliffs of Solitude: A Reading of Robinson Jeffers (Cambridge University Press; Tor House Foundation Award); Europe in Transition, 1660-1815 (Harper & Row); “, and Robinson Jeffers and the California Sublime; and The Discourse of Legitimacy in Early Modern England (Stanford University Press). I am coauthor of Civilizations of the World: The Human Adventure and Civilizations of the West: The Human Adventure (both published by Longman), coeditor of the Biographical Dictionary of British Radicals in the Seventeenth Century, 3 vols. (Harvester Press), and editor of A Casebook on Anais Nin (New American Library); The Classic Historians; and Centennial Essays for Robinson Jeffers ( University of Delaware Press ). My books and chapbooks of verse include The Year One, Lives of the Poet, Invisible Music, For Empedocles, and Islands. My translations (from the Greek of Lili Bita) include Furies (Hors Commerce Press), The Scorpion and Other Stories ( Pella ), Sister of Darkness and Women of Fire and Blood (both from Somerset Hall Press), and, with Lili Bita, Thirty Years in the Rain: The Selected Poetry of Nikiforos Vrettakos (Somerset Hall).
I am a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and a John S. Guggenheim fellow. I have served as a member of the editorial board of the Yale Center for Parliamentary History, and as President of the Robinson Jeffers Association. I served as chair of the Faculty Senate at the University of Miami, and as head of the Department of History & Politics at Drexel. I am a member of the board of Pennsylvanians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, and of the steering committee of the Friends of the Barnes Foundation.
Robinson Jeffers and the American Sublime. (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2012).
The Classic Historians. (Deer Park, NY: Linus Publications, 2009).
The Discourse of Legitimacy in Early Modern England. (Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University Press, 2007).