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Stephen C. Zelnick has been a member of the Department of English at Temple University since 1969. He has served as director of several undergraduate programs at Temple, including the University Writing Program and the Intellectual Heritage Program. Nationally, he is the co-founder and past president of the Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC). Professor Zelnick teaches Victorian literature and has published on numerous topics in British and American literature.