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Professor Michael Wood FBA

Modern & contemporary literature in English, French, German & Spanish; literary theory; theory of the novel; the history of criticism
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About this Fellow

Michael Wood is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He was born in Lincoln, studied at Cambridge, and taught previously at Columbia University in New York and Exeter University.



Current post

  • Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature, Princeton University


The Magician's Doubts 1994


America in the Movies 1975


Literature and the Taste of Knowledge 2005


Yeats and Violence 2010


Stendhal 1971


The Road to Delphi 2004


Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Patricia Waugh

Modern literary studies and intellectual history, with specific interests in the modern and contemporary novel; literature, science and medicine; cultural theory and modernist aesthetics

Professor Anne Fuchs

German cultural memory since 1945; cultural theories of memory and time; modernity and German modernism; postwar German and Austrian literature; contemporary German literature and culture; German-Jewish literature