Born in Bryan, Texas to J.W. and Sophie E. Machann.
Receives a Bachelor of Arts from Texas A&M University.
Becomes a teacher for public schools in Houston, Texas.
Becomes a teaching assistant at the University of Texas.
Receives a Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Texas.
Becomes a professor of English at Texas A&M University.
Serves as a Fulbright lecturer at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic.
Authors “The Genre of Autobiography in Victorian Literature.
Appointed chairman of the board of directors of the Czech Education Foundation of Texas.
Authors “Matthew Arnold: A Literary Life.”
Serves as editor of “Czech-Americans in Transition.”
Serves as editor of “Kosmas: Czechoslovak and Central European Journal.”
Becomes Emeritus Professor of English.