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Professor Sir Jonathan Bate

Provost, Worcester College, University of Oxford

British Academy appointments
Vice-President (Humanities) 2011 - 2014

English Language and Literature

Jonathan Bate has wide ranging research interests in Shakespeare, Romanticism, theatre history, the contribution of poetry to thinking about the wellbeing of both the human mind and the natural environment, and many other aspects of literary history.

Past appointments
Fellow Trinity Hall University of Cambridge (1985 - 1990)
King Alfred Professor of English Literature University of Liverpool (1991 - )
Leverhulme Personal Research Professor University of Liverpool (1999 - 2004)

Principal publications
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life, 2015
John Clare: A Biography, 2003
Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare, 2009
The RSC Shakespeare: Complete Works, 2007
Shakespeare and Ovid, 1993
The genius of Shakespeare, 1997
The song of the Earth, 2000


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