Bruce A. Burton
After early years in Westport CT and attending Green Farms Elementary School, then raised on a Vermont dairy farm and attending one-room schools, Professor Bruce A. Burton (WGAw) graduated from Deerfield Academy, Bowdoin College (BA), and, as student of the late K.J. Fielding*, the University of Edinburgh, Scotland, writing his thesis on Thomas Hardy for his Masters of Letters in The Nineteenth Century English Novel.
Returning to the US with his wife Jamie and joining the English Department at Castleton State College, Professor Burton taught American, English, and Continental Literature, Greek Tragic Poetry, Native Studies, Speech and Writing for 26 years. In addition to novels and screen works, Professor Burton has written and published essays on Literature, and as Eastern Bureau Editor of The Turtle Quarterly of The Native American Center for the Living Arts (Niagara Falls, NY) essays on Native American Issues, Government, History, and, as contributor to THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF NATIVE AMERICAN LEGAL TRADITION (Greenwood Press. 1998), Natural Law (Natural Man and Woman).
*K..J. Fielding, Saintsbury Professor of English Literature; student of J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis, Oxford University
The Three D's: Democracy, Divinity & Drama
A study of Gender Balance and the Natural Law origins of Democracy, including the origins of language, writing, and the alphabet, Abraham’s Bronze Age influence on the meaning of Divinity and The Bible, the evolution of Dionysus, the naming of Greek Tragic Drama, and the Neolithic influences on Homer, which underlay the rebirth of Democracy in Greece.
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