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Sigmund Eisner: Brief Biography

Sigmund Eisner is a Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Arizona.  He took his B.A. and M.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley and his Ph.D. from Columbia University under the direction of Roger Sherman Loomis.

He has taught at Oregon State University, Dominican College of San Rafael (California), and the University of Arizona. His major publications include A Tale of Wonder: A Source Study of "The Wife of Bath's Tale" (1957); The Tristan Legend: A Study in Sources (1969); The Kalendarium of Nicholas of Lynn (1980); the Variorum Edition of Chaucer's Treatise on the Astrolabe (forthcoming); and articles on Chaucer's Astrolabe and the dating of The Canterbury Tales.

He has been married for over 50 years, has six adult children and twelve grandchildren.