About Joseph Meigs

Joseph Meigs, Professor of English, was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Berkeley, California, and Jacksonville, Florida. He holds a B.A. degree in English and a minor in Chemistry and Biology having attended the University of Florida on a basketball scholarship (1964). He received his M.A. in English in 1967 and his Ph.D. in English in1970, both from the University of Florida.

Dr. Meigs has taught at Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, North Carolina, from 1970 to the present. He specializes in Shakespeare, Renaissance Literature, Literary Criticism and Film as Literature. His scholarly works include Renaissance courtesy literature, numerous papers and articles on film, comedy and satire, and language. He enjoys basketball, running, golf, tennis, skiing, automobile restoration and water color painting.

Joseph Meigs

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