Denison University’s Peter Grandbois as professor, fencer

GRANVILLE – He writes textbooks, performs and poetry, and he’s a nationally rated fencer. He’s no regular school professor. “I have two roles at Denison,” claimed Peter Grandbois. “I’m each professor of artistic composing and present-day literature, and head fencing mentor for the women’s varsity fencing crew.” Now 57, Grandbois […]

GRANVILLE – He writes textbooks, performs and poetry, and he’s a nationally rated fencer. He’s no regular school professor.

“I have two roles at Denison,” claimed Peter Grandbois. “I’m each professor of artistic composing and present-day literature, and head fencing mentor for the women’s varsity fencing crew.”

Now 57, Grandbois was born in Minneapolis but grew up in the Denver spot. He graduated from Overland HS in Aurora, majored in English and biology at the University of Colorado, then attained a master’s in English at the College of Colorado, an MFA in creative creating at Bennington University, and a PhD in resourceful producing and contemporary literature from the College of Denver.

“I was an introvert escalating up,” he recalled. “My nose was constantly in textbooks. I loved science fiction, fantasy and something to do with sword preventing. I bear in mind scanning for old Errol Flynn films and participating in hooky any time I observed an outdated sword combating motion picture on Tv.”

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