Georg M.A. Gaston, Ph.D.


Patti Levine-Brown, “Georg M.A. Gaston, Ph.D.,” Appalachian State University Libraries Digital Collections, accessed June 15, 2024,

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Georg M.A. Gaston, Ph.D.


Appalachian State University
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Professor Emeritus of English Georg M. A. Gaston (October 22, 1938-) was born in Kiev, Ukraine. He attended Texas A&M University (1958-62) and earned a B.A. degree in English. Gaston's M.A. degree (1962-63) and Ph.D. degree (1971-74), both in English, were from Auburn University, Alabama. Gaston worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Illinois (1963-64) and at Auburn University (1971-74). He taught at Texas A&M University (1964-66) and at North Texas State University (1966-71). In 1974, Gaston joined the faculty of Appalachian State University in the Department of English and was tenured in July 1981. Professor Gaston has written extensively on his specialties, modern literature and film. He has published the following books: • Karel Reisz (Twayne, 1980). • Jack Clayton (G. K. Hall, 1981). • The Pursuit of Salvation: A Critical Guide to the Novels of Graham Greene (Whitson, 1989). • Dylan Thomas: A Reference Guide (G.K. Hall, 1987) • Critical Essays on Dylan Thomas (G.K. Hall, 1989) • Robert Shaw: More Than a Life (Madison, 1994) • Masha's Forest (Llumina Press, 2007) Gaston's articles have appeared in such journals as Mississippi Quarterly, Renascence, Modern Drama, and Contemporary Literature and Film Quarterly. Dr. Gaston retired from Appalachian State at the end of the 1991-92 academic year. Emeritus status was bestowed upon him in March 1993. He and his wife, Karen Carmean, reside in Spartanburg, South Carolina, where Karen is an English professor at Converse College. Sources: Appalachian State University files. -Patti Levine-Brown

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