Born to Atherton Rogers Maynard and Olive (Fisher) Maynard in Williamsville, NY.
Earns a Bachelor of Arts in History and Literature, summa cum laude, from Harvard University.
Teaches as an assistant professor at Harvard University until 1974.
Earns a Doctor of Philosophy in English from Harvard University.
Is an organizer within the Concord Square Association until 1974; is a grantee of the National Endowment of the Humanities until 1973.
Teaches at New York University as an assistant, associate and full professor of English until 2018.
Publishes “Brownings Youth,” which later earned the Thomas J. Wilson Prize.
Is a Guggenheim Fellow until 1980.
Is chairman of the English Department at New York University until 1989.
Is the chairman of the faculty council at New York University until 1984; serves as president of the Andiron Club until 1984.
Publishes “Charlotte Bronte and Sexuality.”
Is the co-editor of “Nineteenth Century Lives.”
Is co-editor of “Victorian Literature and Culture” through Cambridge University Press and becomes editor emeritus in 2018.
Is a visiting professor at the University of Venice in Italy.
Publishes “Victorian Discourses on Sexuality and Religion.”
Publishes “Browning Re-Viewed.”
Serves as co-director of the New York University Biography Seminar.
Publishes “Literary Intention, Literary Interpretation, and Readers.”
Attains professor emeritus status within the Department of English at New York University; writes poetry and spends time with family.
Holds membership with the International Association University Professors of English, Modern Language Association and PEN, among others.