German literature and philosophy from 1700 to the present, particularly with reference to Goethe. Theological aspects of contemporary politics
About this Fellow
All periods of English Literature, particularly Romantic literature and culture; William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Leigh Hunt and John Keats; biography of the Romantics; literature and medicine
- Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews
- Professor of English Literature, University of St Andrews, 1970
- Lecturer in English, Queen's University of Belfast, 1970
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.