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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 Martin Butler

Sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, especially the drama and theatre; Ben Jonson and his circle; the court masque; textual editing

Professor Lina Bolzoni

Italian Renaissance literature; the Art of Memory; literature and philosophy, the utopian tradition, medieval vernacular preaching, chivalric poetry, treatises on women and love; literary and visual portraits; the relationship between literature and the