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Professor Clive Scott FBA

French, English and Comparative Literature
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About this Fellow

Clive joined the faculty of UEA in 1967, as a founding member of the French sector, in the School of European Studies. As a result of re-structuring, he moved, in 1998, into what was then the School of English and American Studies, which, with further re-structuring, became what is now the School of Literature, Drama and Creative Writing. He became Professor of European Literature in 1991 (Emeritus in 2008), a Fellow of the British Academy in 1994, and Officier dans Ordre des Palmes academiques in 2008. He was awarded the R.H. Gapper Book Prize, in 2004, for his Channel Crossings: French and English Poetry in Dialogue 1550-2000 (Legenda, 2002), and in 2010 delivered the Clark Lectures in Cambridge on Literary Translation and the Resurrection of Reading) (since published as Literary Translation and the Rediscovery of Reading (CUP, 2012)). In 2014, he was President of the Modern Humanities Research Association. He now devotes his time wholly to research and writing, with occasional lectures and participations in conferences. Clive's research interests lie principally in two areas: comparative versification and poetics; literary translation, and in particular the experimental translation of poetry.



Current post

  • Professor Emeritus of European Literature, University of East Anglia

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader, Professor of European Literature, University of East Anglia, 1970
  • Professor Emeritus of European Literature, University of East Anglia, University of East Anglia, 1991


Translating Apollinaire 2014

Literary Translation and the Recovery of Reading 2012

Translating the Perception of Text: Literary Translation and Phenomenology 2012

Channel Crossings: French and English poetry in dialogue 1550-2000 2002

Translating Rimbaud's 'Illuminations' 2006

Street photography: from Atget to Cartier-Bresson 2007

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

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The relations between literature, technology and science and the cultural phenomenology of material life

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Feminism and feminist theory, and women writers; literary theory; literature and philosophy; 19th and 20th century European literature; Simone de Beauvoir; Henrik Ibsen; Wittgenstein, Austin and Cavell and literary studies

Professor Patrick Wright

'Heritage' and the power of tradition in British culture since 1890; the cultural dimensions of international relations since 1945; place and belonging in relation to globalisation

Professor Patricia Waugh

Modern literary studies and intellectual history, with specific interests in the modern and contemporary novel; literature, science and medicine; cultural theory and modernist aesthetics