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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Samuel J. Rogal  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1935 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

-- Samuel J. Rogal on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Rogal lived in Normal, Illinois from 1982 - 1986. He currently resides in LaSalle, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Dr. Samuel Rogal graduated with a BS from Clarion State College (now known as Clarion University of Pennsylvania) and from the University of Pittsburgh with a MA. Rogal was an Instructor in English at Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, Pennsylvania from 1960-1962 and at Iowa State University of Science and Technology in Ames from 1962-1966. He was an assistant professor of English at State University of New York at Oswego from 1966-1968. At Mary Holmes College in West Point, Mississippi, he served as the Chair of the Department of English from 1968-1981. From 1981-1984, he was an Assistant Professor of English at Illinois State University in Normal, Illinois and in 1984 Rogal moved on to be the Chair of the Division of Humanities and Fine Arts at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby. He has since retired and is Chair Emeritus. Contributor to books and articles on rhetoric, hymnology, bibliography, and eighteenth-century British literature to professional journals, Rogal is also the author of many of his own books and articles.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

A Chronological Outline of British Literature
ISBN: 0313214778

Greenwood. 1980

Product information not available.

The Children's Jubilee: A Bibliographical Survey of Hymnals for Infants, Youth, and Sunday Schools Published in Britain and America, 1655-1900
ISBN: 0313238804

Greenwood. 1983

Product information not available.

A Chronological Outline of American Literature: (Bibliographies and Indexes in American Literature)
ISBN: 0313254710

Greenwood. 1987

This is the first book to examine the literary history of the United States in terms of the chronological occurrence of significant events and activities. This comprehensive volume lists the dates of birth and death of literary figures, important historical facts, and the authors and titles of works published for each year, from Colonial times to the present. The compiler's introduction offers an interesting and informative discussion of how, from little more than a list of author's titles, and events, we may observe a year in the history of a nation, through the political, scientific, and social developments that fired the imaginations of America's writers, and fed the appetites of a growing reading public.

A Calendar of Literary Facts: A Daily and Yearly Guide to Noteworthy Events in World Literature from 1450 to the Present (CALENDER OF LITERARY FACTS)
ISBN: 0810329433

Gale / Cengage Learning. 1991

Includes entries for important literary events

A General Introduction to Hymnody and Congregational Song
ISBN: 0810824167

Scarecrow Press. 1991

Emphasizes the English hymn as a literary entity within denominational and historical contexts, from the early Church through the twentieth century. With a listing of works for further reading and an index to all hymns discussed.

A Companion to the Characters in the Fiction and Drama of W. Somerset Maugham:
ISBN: 031329917X

Greenwood. 1996

The characters in the fiction and drama of W. Somerset Maugham accurately reflect English society from the end of the Victorian age through the early years of World War II. Maugham based his characters on real people whom he observed and analyzed, and his characters transcend the themes and settings of his fictional worlds. This volume lists and descibes each and every character mentioned in Maugham's fiction and drama, including living, dead, human, animal, imaginary, historical, named, and unnamed inhabitants of his works.

Through his voluminous writings, W. Somerset Maugham recreated the age in which he lived. The characters in his fiction and drama accurately reflect English society from the end of the Victorian era through the early years of World War II. There exists little doubt that the strength of Maugham's works stems from his rich characterizations. When he peopled his imaginary worlds, he based his characters on real persons whom he observed and analyzed, both from a respectable distance and a not always respectable intimacy then he recast them upon the page and the stage.

This reference sets down in alphabetical order each character included in Maugham's stories, novels, and plays. Included are imaginary, historical, human, animal, named, unnamed, living, and dead characters from all of his works. Each entry indicates the work in which the character appears and provides a description of the character in relation to the work as a whole. As far as possible, the descriptions capture the substance and tone of Maugham's own words. An introductory essay discusses the importance of Maugham's characters to his literary art, while a bibliography lists editions consulted and secondary sources of additional information.

Sing Glory and Hallelujah!: Historical and Biographical Guide to Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete (Music Reference Collection)
ISBN: 0313296901

Greenwood. 1996

The only sourcebook that provides information necessary to make Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete a useful research tool and an aid to the study of popular culture in the United States during the last half of the 19th century. For the first time, students and scholars will have access, in a single source, to biographical, historical, and bibliographical data concerning the writers of the hymn texts, the composers of the hymn tunes, and the various routes by which the hymns found their way onto the pages of that large collection of gospel and traditional hymnody. ^Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete contains 739 songs gathered from a series of six earlier published works.

The data in this volume will add to the breadth and depth of Gospel Hymns Nos. 1 to 6 Complete and thus, for the first time, identify the significance of its contributions to the history of American culture. A strong introduction establishes the historical significance of the collection of gospel hymns and songs. The entries for both the authors of the words and the composers of the music are arranged alphabetically, followed by the dates of birth and death (if known), a biographical sketch, and references to the number of the hymn, its title, first line, and accompanying tune. Dates of composition and initial publication are included where poss