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Professor David Womersley FBA

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About this Fellow

English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift, Burke and Johnson; sixteenth-century historiography and historical drama; the history of literary criticism; the theory and practice of textual editing



Current post

  • Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 2002

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Thomas Corns

The historically-informed study of seventeenth-century English literature; scholarly editing of seventeenth-century texts; stylistic criticism

Professor Brian Cummings

Renaissance humanism and European literature 1450-1700; the history of religion in relation to the history of the book; literary theory and the history of philosophy

Professor Lorna Hutson

The literature of the English Renaissance, with special interests in legal or forensic rhetoric, women's writing and Anglo-Scots relations