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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 Jo Labanyi

History Other Regions or Languages Spanish Literature Cultural Studies - Modern Languages Film and Media Studies Southern Europe Spain Latin America

Professor Rachel Bowlby

Literary realism; history and theory of consumer culture; Freud, especially in relation to Greek tragedy and feminist reappraisals; Virginia Woolf; contemporary French philosophy.

Professor John Haffenden

Literary biography and criticism, especially 20th century British and American poetry; biographies of John Berryman and William Empson, editions of poetry and prose by Empson.

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