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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 Helen Watanabe-O'Kelly

Early modern German culture; European court culture, especially festivals, of the early modern period; the representation of women in German literature; writing by women in German.

Professor Aurora Egido

History and Critique of 16th and 17th centuries of Spanish Literature in its variables subjects, genres and authors, from Garcilaso to Gracián (including Santa Teresa, Cervantes, Góngora and Calderón, among others), with studies and critical editions

Professor James Hankins

Intellectual history of the Italian Renaissance, specialising in political thought and the reception of ancient philosophy; history of humanism and the Latin literature of the Renaissance