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Professor Christopher Prendergast FBA

About this Fellow

English Language and Literature



Current post

  • Formerly Professor of Modern French Literature, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Distinguished Professor in French and Comparative Literature, Graduate School, City University, New York, 1987 - 1992
  • Fellow, King's College University of Cambridge, 1970
  • Professor of Modern French Literature, University of Cambridge, 1997


The order of Mimesis 1986

Paris and the 19th century 1992

Napoleon and history painting 1997

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Toril Moi

Feminism and feminist theory, and women writers; literary theory; literature and philosophy; 19th and 20th century European literature; Simone de Beauvoir; Henrik Ibsen; Wittgenstein, Austin and Cavell and literary studies

Professor Patrick Wright

'Heritage' and the power of tradition in British culture since 1890; the cultural dimensions of international relations since 1945; place and belonging in relation to globalisation

Professor Patricia Waugh

Modern literary studies and intellectual history, with specific interests in the modern and contemporary novel; literature, science and medicine; cultural theory and modernist aesthetics

Professor Anne Fuchs

German cultural memory since 1945; cultural theories of memory and time; modernity and German modernism; postwar German and Austrian literature; contemporary German literature and culture; German-Jewish literature