School of English

Professor Stephen Prickett

Honorary Professor  

Stephen Prickett is Regius Professor Emeritus of English at the University Stephen Prickettof Glasgow, and an Honorary Professor of the University of Kent, at Canterbury. From 2003-8 he was Director of the Armstrong Browning Library at Baylor University, Waco, Texas. He took his BA and Ph.D at Cambridge (Trinity Hall) and a Dip. Ed. at Oxford (University College) before teaching in Nigeria from 1963-5. From 1967 to 1982 he taught at the University of  Sussex, before moving to the Chair of English at the Australian National University in Canberra (1983-89). He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, former Chairman of the U.K. Higher Education Foundation, former President of the European Society for the Study of Literature and Theology, President of the George MacDonald Society, Fellow of the English Association, and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Artois, in France. His publications include one novel, nine monographs, seven edited volumes, and over ninety articles on Romanticism, Victorian Studies and related topics, especially on literature and theology, including Coleridge and Wordsworth: The Poetry of Growth (1970), Romanticism and Religion: The Tradition of Coleridge and Wordsworth in the Victorian Church (1976), Victorian Fantasy (1978, re-printed 2005), The Romantics (ed.) (1981), Words and the Word: Language, Poetics and Biblical Interpretation (1986), Reading the Text: Biblical Criticism and Literary Theory (ed.) (1991), and Origins of Narrative: the Romantic Appropriation of the Bible  (1996); Narrative, Science and Religion: Fundamentalism  versus Irony 1700-1999 (2002). ‘His latest book, Modernity and the Reinvention of Tradition: Backing into the Future, was published by Cambridge University Press in 2009.  He is also general editor of a new Reader in European Romanticism, a multi-lingual project involving 18 universities in 15 countries, which was published by Continuum in 2010.’

School of English, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

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Last Updated: 30/07/2012