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Professor Elinor Shaffer FBA

About this Fellow

Comparative Literature - English Language and Literature

Website: http://www.clarehall.cam.ac.uk/rbae/shaffer.htm

Appointments

Current post

  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London; Honorary Professor, University College London

Past Appointments

  • Reader in English and Comparative Literature, University of East Anglia, 1977 - 1997
  • Visiting Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 1996
  • Senior Fellow, Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies University of London, 1997
  • Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Modern Languages Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London, 1997
  • Honorary Professor, University College London, 2014

Publications

'Kubla Khan' and the fall of Jerusalem. The mythological school in Biblical criticism and secular literature 1770-1880 1975

Comparative criticism 1979-2002

The reception of British and Irish authors in Europe 2001-

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

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

Professor Laura Marcus

Nineteenth & twentieth century literature & visual culture; early film & literature, Virginia Woolf & Bloomsbury culture, modernism, life-writing

Professor William Rowe

Modern & contemporary poetry in Britain, America & Latin America; modern Latin America literature & cultural history, expeciallly Peru

Professor Simon Frith

The sociology of music; popular music history, music policy & the analysis of music business & culture