About this Fellow
French Language and Literature
- Emeritus Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford
- Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford, 1989 - 2001
- Emeritus Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford, University of Oxford, 2002
- Assistant, Lecturer, University of St Andrews, 1962 - 1965
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University of Warwick, 1965 - 1972
- Fellow and Tutor in French, St John's College University of Oxford, 1972 - 2001
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.
English literature of the long eighteenth century, especially Gibbon, Swift, Burke and Johnson; sixteenth-century historiography and historical drama; the history of literary criticism; the theory and practice of textual editing
English literature of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, especially Sir Philip Sidney, Shakespeare, and Samuel Johnson; post-medieval palaeography; bibliography and the history of the book