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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 Paul Julian Smith

Spanish and Latin American cinema, television, and visual culture; literature in Spanish from the Renaissance to the present

Professor Roger Pearson

Western Europe France French Language and Literature History Historical Studies of Language and Literature

Professor Antoine Compagnon

French Renaissance prose; 19th and 20th-century French literature and culture; history of criticism; theory of literature

Professor Peter Brooks

Comparative literature, mainly French & English; Stendhal, Balzac, Henry James; the novel and its analysis; psychoanalysis and literary study; law and literature; identity in modern culture