Professor Margaret McGowan FBA
About this Fellow
Professor McGowan studied at the University of Reading. She has been at the University of Sussex since 1964, serving as Dean of the School of European Studies from 1977-1980; as Pro-Vice-Chancellor from 1981-1986 and 1989-92; and as Deputy Vice Chancellor from 1992-1998. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and President of the Early Dance Circle. In 2009, she won the Wolfson Prize for her book Dance in the Renaissance: European Fashion, French Obsession. She was made a CBE in 1998.
- Research Professor of French, University of Sussex
- Professor of French, University of Sussex, 1974 - 1997
- Reader, University of Sussex, 1968 - 1974
- Lecturer, University of Sussex, 1964 - 1968
- Lecturer, University of Glasgow, 1957 - 1964
- Lecturer, Université de Strasbourg, 1955 - 1957
British Academy Appointments
- Vice-President, 1996 - 1998
- Member of Council, 1995 - 1996
German literature and philosophy from 1700 to the present, particularly with reference to Goethe. Theological aspects of contemporary politics
English Language and Literature Northern Europe France
Italian language and literature; manuscript studies; historical studies of language and literature; medieval history; historical linguistics; southern Europe, Italy.
Early modern literature in its historical and intellectual contexts, especially poetry and drama; Edmund Spenser's engagement with Gaelic Ireland, the dynamics of Tudor and Jacobean patronage, the aesthetics of Renaissance tragedy.