Robert Scholes (1929-2016) was the author of 15 books and co-author of another ten, and he has edited a dozen additional books, including James Joyce’s Dubliners.
Scholes’s work was awarded prestigious prizes, including the National Council of Teachers of English David H. Russell Award for Distinguished Research in the Teaching of English in 1988 for Textual Power, and the Research Society for American Periodicals Book Prize for Modernism in the Magazines in 2011.
Scholes was born in Brooklyn. After studying at Yale University, he served in the US Navy. He received his PhD from Cornell University, and joined the Brown faculty in the Departments of English and Comparative Literature in 1970, where he taught until he retired in 1999.