Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Professor Stefan Collini is the Professor of English Literature and Intellectual History in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge. His research focuses on the relationship between literature and intellectual history from the early 20th century to the present.
His current research focuses on the cultural role of, and the historical assumptions expressed in, literary criticism in Britain from c.1920 to c.1970. Recent work has dealt with the question of intellectuals in 20th-century Britain, the relation between academic critics and 'men of letters', the role of cultural criticism, as well as individual essays on figures such as T.S. Eliot, F.R. Leavis, George Orwell, Raymond Williams, and Richard Hoggart. He has also done work on the history, and public debates about the role, of universities in Britain.