Professor Stefan Collini

Intellectual history and literary criticism

Elected 2000

2000
History, Literature

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.

Current post

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

Past appointments

University of Cambridge Emeritus Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature

Oct 2014 -

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

Jan 1994 - Jul 2015

University of Cambridge Lecturer, Reader, and Professor of Intellectual History and English Literature

Jan 1986 - Jan 2014

School for Global studies, University of Sussex Lecturer, Reader in Intellectual History

Jan 1974 - Jan 1986

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

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