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Prof Francis O'Gorman

Saintsbury Chair of English Literature

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes


Francis O'Gorman is Saintsbury Professor of English Literature. He was until August 2016 a Professor in the School of English, University of Leeds. He took his undergraduate degree and doctorate from Lady Margaret Hall Oxford, where he also served as the college's organ scholar. His work is mostly in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, with particular but not exclusive interests in poetry. He is currently writing principally on Yeats, and, separately on Emily Bronte, and the literary history of London. He has written or edited 24 books (including 6 on or by Ruskin) and his most recent are The Cambridge Companion to John Ruskin (CUP, 2015), Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History (Bloomsbury, 2015, pbk 2016), editions ofTrollope's The Way We Live Now (Oxford World's Classics, 2016) and Orley Farm (2018), and the Twenty-First Century Oxford Authors edition of Algernon Charles Swinburne (OUP, 2017). His edition of Wilkie Collins's The Moonstone came out from OUP in 2019. His edition of volume 5 of the Selected Prose of Edward Thomas was published by OUP in 2017. 

Research activities & awards

  1. Yeats's presences

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Lost Memories

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

  3. Ruskin's 'unscientific' environments

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

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Latest prizes

  1. Fellow of the English Association

    Prize: Election to learned society

  2. Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

    Prize: Election to learned society

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Research projects

  1. Victorian Lives and Letters Consortium

    Project: Research Collaboration with external organisation

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