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Professor Dame Hermione Lee FBA

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About this Fellow

Life-Writing, 19th to 21st century literature, American literature



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Reader, University of York, 1977 - 1996
  • Personal Chair in English Literature, University of York, 1996 - 1998
  • Goldsmiths' Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford, 1998 - 2008
  • President of Wolfson College, and Professor of English Literature, University of Oxford, 2008 - 2017


Virginia Woolf 1996

Elizabeth Bowen 1981

Willa Cather: a life saved up 1989

Biography: A Very Short introduction 2009

Edith Wharton 2007

Body Parts: Essays on Life-Writing 2005

Virginia Woolf 1996

Biography: A Very Short Introduction 2009

Penelope Fitzgerald 2013

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

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