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Emeritus Professor Isobel  Armstrong FBA, FAAAS

Visiting Fellow

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Isobel Armstrong is a fellow of the British Academy, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Senior Research Fellow of the Institute of English Studies and Professor Emeritus of what is now the Geoffrey Tillotson Chair at Birkbeck College, University of London.

She has published widely on nineteenth-century studies (in particular Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics, 1996) and theory (see The Radical Aesthetic, 2000). Her latest book, Victorian Glassworlds. Glass Culture and the Imagination (2008) won the Modern Language Association's James Russell Lowell Prize in 2009. She gave the British Academy Warton Lecture on Poetry in 2011. She is working on a study of the nineteenth-century novel and the democratic imagination. During retirement she has taught at the universities of Harvard and Johns Hopkins and spoken at international conferences. She is a published poet.

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Principal Publications

Novel Politics (Oxford, 2017)

Victorian Glass Worlds: Glass culture and the imagination 1830-1880 (Oxford, 2008)

The Radical Aesthetic (Routledge, 2000)

Victorian Poetry: Poetry, Poetics and Politics (Routledge, 1993)


Emeritus Professor Isobel Armstrong
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