Terry Eagleton

Professor of English literature

Lancaster University

Terry Eagleton has written approximately fifty books and is himself the subject of at least two monographs.  He is one of the world's leading literary critics and, according to The Independent in 2007, "the man who succeeded F. R. Leavis as Britain's most influential academic critic." Prior to his move to Lancaster University, Terry Eagleton was John Edward Taylor Professor of English Literature at the University of Manchester (2001-2008) and before that Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford (1992-2001). Professor Eagleton is a Fellow of both the British Academy and the English Association, and has held visiting appointments at such universities as Cornell, Duke, Iowa, Melbourne, Notre Dame, Trinity College Dublin, and Yale. Professor Eagleton's post at Lancaster includes giving public lectures and offering postgraduate seminars.