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About this Fellow

History, French Language and Literature



Current post

  • Emerita Professor of French, Queen Mary University of London

Past Appointments

  • University Lecturer, University of Geneva, 1973 - 1976
  • Fellow, Trinity College University of Cambridge, 1977 - 1992
  • Professor of French, Queen Mary University of London, 1992

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2009 - 2012


The object of art: the theory of illusion in 18th century France

Marian Hobson, 1982

Jacques Derrida: opening lines

Marian Hobson, 1998

Diderot, Lettre sur les aveugles, lettres sur les sourds et muets

Marian Hobson, 2000 Flammarion

Diderot and Rousseau: Networks of Enlightenment

Marian Hobson, 2011 Oxford, SVEC

Denis Diderot's Rameau's Nephew

Edited by Marian Hobson, translated by Kate E. Tunstall, and Caroline Warman, 2016

Multimedia edition


Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Professor Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

Early modern German culture; European court culture, especially festivals, of the early modern period; the representation of women in German literature; writing by women in German.

Professor Aurora Egido

History and Critique of 16th and 17th centuries of Spanish Literature in its variables subjects, genres and authors, from Garcilaso to Gracián (including Santa Teresa, Cervantes, Góngora and Calderón, among others), with studies and critical editions

Professor James Hankins

Intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance, specialising in political thought and the reception of ancient philosophy; history of humanism and the Latin literature of the Renaissance