Duncan Wu

Duncan Wu

Duncan Wu (born November 3, 1961, Woking, Surrey)[1] is a British academic and biographer.

From 2000-2008, he was Professor of English Language and Literature at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, England. He is now a Professor in the English Department at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Wu joined St Catherine's in 2000 as University Lecturer, and in 2003 became Professor of English Language and Literature. Before that, he was Reader and then Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, 1995–2000, and before that he was a Research Fellow of the British Academy, 1991-4.

His first book, Wordsworth's reading 1770-1799, was published in 1993. His popular textbook, Romanticism: An Anthology, went to a third edition in 2005. Besides several other books about Wordsworth, he has written about contemporary British drama, the fiction of William S. Burroughs, and the non-fiction of Charles Lamb and William Hazlitt. He worked with Alasdair Gray on his Book of Prefaces and is a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian and other British newsprints. His latest volume, William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man, was published by Oxford University Press in the UK on 20 October 2008. He is also Vice-Chairman of The Charles Lamb Society, Trustee of The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association, and a founder member and former Chairman of The Hazlitt Society.

Partial Bibliography[2]

  • Wordsworth's reading 1770-1799 (1993)
  • Wordsworth's reading 1800-1815 (1995)
  • Romanticism: An Anthology (1995)
  • Selected Writings of William Hazlitt (9 vols., 1998)
  • Making Plays (2000)
  • Wordsworth: An Inner Life (2000)
  • Wordsworth's Poets (2002)
  • William Hazlitt: The First Modern Man (2008)

References

  1. ^ http://www.debretts.com/people/biographies/browse/w/23956/Duncan+WU.aspx
  2. ^ http://users.ox.ac.uk/~scat1492/publications.htm

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