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Professor Terence Cave FBA

About this Fellow

French Language and Literature



Current post

  • Emeritus Professor of French Literature, University of Oxford

Past Appointments

  • 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


The cornucopian text: problems of writing in the French Renaissance 1979

Recognitions: a study in poetics 1988

Pré-histoires: (vol 1) textes troublés au seuil de la modernité, (vol 2) langues étrangères et troubles économiques (2 vols) 1999, 2001

Other Early Modern Languages and Literatures to 1830 Fellows

Dr Susan Brigden

The English Renaissance and Reformation; literary coteries; Reformation diplomacy

Professor Trevor Dadson

The literature and the socio-economic, cultural and political history of 16th and 17th-century Spain; contemporary Spanish poetry; literary criticism, textual bibliography; the Moriscos

Professor Pat Rogers

18th-century Britain, including literary, political, social and cultural history, with special concentrations in the history of the book and aspects of music, gardening and medicine