Professor John Kerrigan FBA
About this Fellow
Brought up in Liverpool, I was educated at St Edward's College, a Christian Brothers grammar school. After Oxford (Keble and Merton), where I thought about making a living as a horn player, I went to Cambridge as a lecturer in English. A Research Readership from the British Academy and a Research Fellowship from the Leverhulme Trust at different times supported my work. My interests range about, though they are at present mostly concentrated in the early modern and contemporary periods. I have given talks in many parts of the world.
- Professor of English 2000, University of Cambridge; Fellow, St John's College, Cambridge
German, Dutch and Scandanavian Languages and Literatures Western Europe Germany, Austria History Historical Studies of Language and Literature
History; historical studies of language and literature; English language and literature
Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, especially the drama and theatre; Ben Jonson and his circle; the court masque; textual editing