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Professor Sir Christopher Ricks FBA

About this Fellow

English Language and Literature



Current post

  • Professor of the Humanities, Boston University

Past Appointments

  • Fellow, Worcester College University of Oxford, 1958 - 1968
  • Professor of English, University of Bristol, 1968 - 1975
  • Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1975 - 1986
  • Professor of the Humanities, Boston University, 1986
  • Professor of the Humanities, Boston University, Other Foreign Institutions, 1986


The poems of Tennyson (3 vols) 1987

The force of poetry 1986

T S Eliot and prejudice 1988

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Nigel Leask

Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.

Professor Paul Gilroy

African American literature and culture; the cultural history of postcolonial societies; the sociology of ethnicity, race and racism in Britain

Professor Diana Knight

The nineteenth-century French novel, especially Balzac and Flaubert; the work of Roland Barthes; narrative and feminist theory