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Professor Alastair Fowler FBA


Current post

  • Regius Professor Emeritus of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh, and formerly Professor of English, University of Virginia

Past Appointments

  • Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 1972 - 1984
  • Professor of English, University of Virginia, 1990 - 1997
  • Fellow and Tutor in English Literature, Brasenose College University of Oxford, 1962 - 1971


Paradise lost (1998)

A history of English literature (1987)

Kinds of literature (1982)

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Dr Susan Brigden

The English Renaissance and Reformation; literary coteries; Reformation diplomacy

Professor Trevor Dadson

The literature and the socio-economic, cultural and political history of 16th and 17th-century Spain; contemporary Spanish poetry; literary criticism, textual bibliography; the Moriscos

Professor Pat Rogers

18th-century Britain, including literary, political, social and cultural history, with special concentrations in the history of the book and aspects of music, gardening and medicine

Professor Gordon Campbell

Renaissance & seventeenth century English literature, especially John Milton; ancient & modern European literatures; cultural history, especially art, architecture, garden history, legal history & Biblical studies; the contemporary Islamic world