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Professor Stefan Collini FBA

Intellectual history and literary criticism
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About this Fellow

Stefan Collini has published extensively on the literary and intellectual history of Britain since 1850. Themes that have been central to his recent work include: cultural criticism; intellectuals; literary critics and public debate. He has also written about the history and purpose of universities and has been a prominent critic of recent UK higher education policy. In addition he is a frequent contributor to The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The Nation (NY), and The Guardian.

Website: http://www.english.cam.ac.uk/people/Collini/Stefan/

Appointments

Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge

Past Appointments

  • Lecturer, Reader in Intellectual History, School for Global studies, University of Sussex, 1974 - 1986
  • Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge, 1986 - 2014
  • Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge, University of Cambridge, 1994 - 2015
  • Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature, University of Cambridge, 2014

Publications

What Are Universities For? 2012

Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain 2006

Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate 2016

Matthew Arnold: a critical portrait 1988

Public moralists 1991

English pasts: essays in history and culture 1999

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Mary Jacobus

British Romanticism, especially Wordsworth; feminist literary theory and criticism; psychoanalysis; visual culture

Professor Juliet Mitchell

Psychoanalytic and interdisciplinary research into gender/sexual difference and sibling/social group relationships using literature to analyse the horizontal axis missing from social theory

Professor Beatriz Sarlo

Argentine culture and literature of the twentieth and twenty-first century; urban and popular culture; intellectual history in Latin America; history of the media; literary criticism and aesthetic ideologies

Professor Steven Connor

The relations between literature, technology and science and the cultural phenomenology of material life