Guide to the Joseph Ashby Porter Papers, 1962-1995
Collection spans the dates from 1962-1995, and consists of early notebooks containing the manuscript draft of published novel, Eelgrass; typescript of unpublished novella, Let's Hide Our Eyes Then; and a number of periodicals containing Porter's short fiction. Also includes published copy of Eelgrass.
- Collection Number
- Joseph Ashby Porter papers
- Porter, Joseph Ashby, 1942-
- 2 Linear Feet, 42 Items
- David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Access to the Collection
Certain restrictions apply to patron wishing to use this collection: published works may be photocopied; the draft of the unpublished novel Let's Hide Our Eyes Then, may not be photocopied; however, up to 10% of any other item, including literary manuscripts, drafts, and proofs of published works may be photocopied. Any further extensive photocopying, or photocopying from materials other than listed above, or phocopying for any purposes other than private research and study will require the donor's permission.
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Use & Permissions
The copyright interests in the Joseph Ashby Porter Papers have not been transferred to Duke University. For further information, see the section on copyright in the Regulations and Procedures of the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library.
Collection of 31 periodicals containing writings by Joe Ashby Porter. For a listing of periodicals and which works they contain, see Porter's curriculum vitaein the Collection Control File.
Collection of nine composition notebooks containing the draft of Porter's novel, Eelgrass. First seven notebooks contain chapters in order, while last two contain material to be inserted later.
|1942, July 21||
Born in Kentucky.
B.A., Harvard University
Fulbright grant, Pembroke College, Oxford.
M.A., University of California, Berkeley.
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley.
Assistant professor of English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Assistant professor of English, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, Md.
Published novel, Eelgrass, New Directions Press.
Assistant professor of English, Shoreline Community College, Seattle, Wash.
Assistant professor of English, Murray State University, Murray, Ky.
Published The Drama of Speech Acts: Shakespeare's Lancastrian Tetralogy, University of California Press.
Assistant professor of English, Duke University.
Published The Kentucky Stories, Johns Hopkins University Press.
Pulitzer Prize Nomination for The Kentucky Stories.
Published Shakespeare's Mercutio: His History and Drama, University of North Carolina Press.
Published Lithuania: Short Stories, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press.
Resident Aliens, a forthcoming novel, New Amsterdam Press.
Joe Ashby Porter is a writer and is a member of the English Department faculty at Duke University. He also has lived in England, North Africa, and France. He has written several novels and scholarly studies, and has contributed many short stories and articles to periodicals and journals, includingAntaeus, South Atlantic Review, Occident, Minnesota Review, Triquarterly, andSun and Moon. His short fiction has also been anthologized in Contemporary American Fiction, The Best American Short Stories, The Pushcart Prize, and New Directions: An International Anthology.
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The papers of Joseph Ashby Porter (1942- ) were given as a gift to the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library in 1995 by Joseph Ashby Porter, a faculty member of the English Department at Duke.
Processed by: Paula Jeannet
Completed December 7, 1995
Encoded by Stephen Douglas Miller