Professor Molly Mahood
Doctor of Letters
Molly Mahood is a writer and literary critic, whose titles within her long and distinguished career include Poetry and Humanism (1950), Shakespeare’s Wordplay (1957), The Colonial Encounter (1977), Bit Parts in Shakespeare’s Plays (1992) and The Poet as Botanist (2008). The latter was awarded the Rose Mary Crayshaw Prize of the British Academy. In addition, she has published numerous articles on poets including Shakespeare, Keats, Kipling and John Clare, and has contributed short pieces and reviews to various national and international publications including Modern Language Review, Times Literary Supplement, Times Higher Education, New Statesman and African Affairs.
She was Professor of English Literature at the University of Kent between 1967 and 1979 and remains Professor Emeritus at the University. Her other academic posts include professorships at the universities of Ibadan (1954-63) and Dar es Salaam (1963-67), and she was also Visiting Professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.back to top