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About this Fellow

Women's writing; English language and literature; 19th-century poetry and literature; Victorian literature



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of English, Birkbeck, University of London

Past Appointments

  • Hinckley Professor (2005) and Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University, 2006 - 2009
  • Professor of English, Birkbeck College, University of London, 1989 - 2002
  • Emeritus Professor of English (Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth-Century Studies), Birkbeck College, University of London, 1989 - 2002
  • Professor of English, University of Southampton, 1979 - 1989


Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Robert Young

Cultural and political history, literature, philosophy, psychoanalysis, translation, with a particular focus on postcolonial theory

Professor Neil Lazarus

Postcolonial literary studies; modernisation, modernity, modernism; critical social theory, sociology of literature; the questions of 'world literature' and comparative literary studies; more broadly, modern literature (1850 to the present)

Professor Robert S C Gordon

The cultural history, cinema, and literature of modern Italy; Holocaust literature (Primo Levi); postwar memory and culture of the Holocaust

Professor Judith Butler

Feminist and queer theory, focusing on gender, sexuality and the psychosocial formation of the subject, moral and social philosophy, literary theory, and 19th and 20th century European philosophy