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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 Edgar Yates

German, Dutch and Scandanavian Languages and Literatures History Viennese Theatre History in the 19th and 20th Centuries Western Europe Austria; Germany; France

Professor Elizabeth Boa

German literature and culture from the 18th century to the present day; modernist literature, especially Kafka and Thomas Mann; feminist theory and contemporary women's writing