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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

Professor Brian Richardson

Italian language and literature; manuscript studies; historical studies of language and literature; medieval history; historical linguistics; southern Europe, Italy.

Professor Richard McCabe

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.

Professor David Womersley

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

Professor Henry Woudhuysen

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