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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 - 1970

Publications

What Are Universities For? 2012

1970

Absent Minds: Intellectuals in Britain 2006

1970

Common Writing: Essays on Literary Culture and Public Debate 2016

1970

Matthew Arnold: a critical portrait 1988

1970

Public moralists 1991

1970

English pasts: essays in history and culture 1999

1970

Other Modern Languages, Literatures and other Media from 1830 Fellows

Professor Nigel Leask

Literature & culture of the 'long Romantic period', with a focus on empire, nation & travel writing. My recent focus is Scottish literature & thought 1750-1850, with a special emphasis on Robert Burns & his poetic & intellectual circle.

Professor Paul Gilroy

African American literature and culture; the cultural history of postcolonial societies; the sociology of ethnicity, race and racism in Britain

Professor Diana Knight

The nineteenth-century French novel, especially Balzac and Flaubert; the work of Roland Barthes; narrative and feminist theory