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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

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