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Special responsibilities: Dean
BA in English (Cambridge, 1990); Visiting Scholar, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa (1990-91); PhD in English (Cambridge, 1995); Junior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge (1994-97); joined St Annes in 1997.
Undergraduate: Usually I teach nineteenth- and some twentieth-century English literature, critical theory and the English language; but I am on research leave until October 2009.
Graduate: Nineteenth- and twentieth-century literature, especially comparative literature, translation and other kinds of textual transformation, e.g. illustration, and Victorian poetry.
I am currently at work on a book about creative translation. This will cover writers from Aeschylus to Beckett via Dryden, Pound, Byron etc., and will offer new ways of understanding what English literature is and how its history works. Beyond that, I am interested in literary style and ways of describing it, in comparative literature, and in interrelations between writing and the visual arts.
Matthew Reynolds, Designs for a Happy Home: A Novel in Ten Interiors, Bloomsbury, 2009 (See http://www.bloomsbury.com/sites/copy.aspx?id=7)
Matthew Reynolds, ‘Principles and Norms of Translation’, in The Oxford History of Literary Translation in English, vol. 4, 2006
Matthew Reynolds and Eric Griffiths (eds.), Dante in English, 2005 (See www.penguin.co.uk)
Matthew Reynolds, ‘Browning and Translationese’, in Essays in Criticism, vol. 53 no.2, April 2003
Matthew Reynolds, The Realms of Verse: English Poetry in a Time of Nation-Building, 2001 (See www.oup.com/uk/catalogue/?ci=9780199282029)
I write regularly about literature for the London Review of Books (see www.lrb.co.uk) and about literary criticism, adaptation and the visual arts for the Times Literary Supplement.