Simon Shepherd (1969) and Jonathan Culler (1966) elected to the British Academy.

Professor Simon Shepherd (1969, English Language & Literature) has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.Professor Simon Shepherd (1969)

Professor Shepherd is Professor Emeritus of Theatre at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (CSSD).  He matriculated at St John's in 1969 to read for a BA in English Language & Literature, followed by an MPhil, before completing a PhD at the University of Nottingham. 

Professor Shepherd was Professor of Drama at the University of Nottingham and Goldsmiths, University of London, before joining CSSD as Deputy Principal (Academic) and Professor of Theatre in 2001.  His research areas include British theatre and politics 1790-1820, sexuality, ‘purity’ and drama 1890-1920, and The Stage 1814-1816.

Professor Jonathan Culler (1966, Modern Languages) has been elected to a Corresponding Fellowship of the British Academy.Professor Jonathan Culler (1966)

Professor Culler is the Class of 1916 Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University.  He matriculated at St John’s in 1966 to read for a BPhil (now MPhil) in Comparative Literature, followed by a DPhil in Modern Languages.  He was a Rhodes scholar, having previously graduated from Harvard with a BA in History and Literature.

An American literary critic, Professor Culler's research focuses on literary theory, 19th century French literature, English poetry, and theory of the lyric.

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