Tom McCall was born in Seattle, Washington in 1953 and died in Houston, Texas on January 29th, 2011. He received his BA from the University of California at Davis and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University. A recipient of a Fulbright fellowship and a 1993-4 Fellow of the Society for the Humanities at Cornell University, his research focused on German Romanticism (particularly in relation to “the Greeks”), English Romanticism, the theory of translation, and literary theory. He lectured widely in the US and abroad and was known as a talented and beloved teacher. At the time of his death he was teaching in the Department of X at the University of Houston at Clearlake.