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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 Catriona Kelly

Russian cultural and social history from the late 18th century; the history of childhood, and Russian national identity in the late Soviet and post-Soviet eras.

Professor Michael Bell

Literary studies from the Enlightenment to modernity; the interrelations of literature and philosophy

Professor Thomas Elsaesser

History and pre-history of cinema and moving image culture 1870s-1900s; European cinema since 1945; German cinema; ‘New Hollywood’ of the 1970s, ‘post-classical’ cinema since the 1990s; architecture and urbanism; avant-garde cinema and installation art

Professor Mary Jacobus

British Romanticism, especially Wordsworth; feminist literary theory and criticism; psychoanalysis; visual culture