Professor Clive Scott FBA

French, English and Comparative Literature

Elected 1994

Fellow type
UK Emeritus Fellow
Year elected

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

University of East Anglia Professor Emeritus of European Literature, University of East Anglia

1991 -

University of East Anglia Lecturer, Reader, Professor of European Literature

1970 -


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

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