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Norman Hinton: Brief Biography

Norman Hinton is an Emeritus Professor of English from the University of Illinois-Springfield. He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Tulsa and his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, where his dissertation, on the Troy Story in medieval England, was supervised by Helen C. White.

Hinton has taught at Wisconsin, Princeton, St. Louis University, and the above-mentioned University of Illinois-Springfield. He has taught Chaucer, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and many other pieces of Middle English and Old English literature in a variety of classes as well as a number of classics of medieval literature (e.g. the Nibelungellied, the Song of Roland, the Poem of My Cid, etc.), and History of the English Language. He has also taught Popular Fiction, SF, Mysteries, Modern British Literature, and various other classes as the needs of a small department required. Hinton has published in scholarly journals and given papers at meetings on a wide range of topics, and is very active on the Internet in several discussion groups. He is married and has 5 children, none of whom teaches.