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Jerry  Farber
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(March 21, 1935- ) Born in El Paso, Texas. Was a radio actor in Los Angeles as a child. Wrote for Daily Bruin while an undergraduate at UCLA, and later for Los Angeles Free Press (1965-68).Was active in the civil rights movement and the anti-war movement; arrested eight times and sentenced to jail several times between 1963 and 1968. Received Ph.D. in comparative literature from Occidental College in 1970. Taught at California State University at Los Angeles (1962-68) and the University of Paris, VII (1974, 1977); since 1968 has been on the faculty at San Diego State University, where he is professor of comparative literature. Author of articles in academic journals and The Student As Nigger (1969), The University of Tomorrowland (1972), and A Field Guide to the Aesthetic Experience (1982).