» Mr Peter Conrad
Mr Peter Conrad
BA (Tasmania), M.A. (Oxon), FRSL
Role or Position
Tutor in English
Peter Conrad was an undergraduate at the University of Tasmania, and following his graduation in 1968 he was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship and studied at New College, Oxford. He became a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, from 1970 to 1973 before taking up his current post at Christ Church. He has taught English at Christ Church, Oxford, since 1973, and has been a visiting Professor at Princeton University and at Williams College, and a guest lecturer throughout the United States.
16th -19th Century literature.
Arts, culture and literature.
He has written numerous works of criticism, including IMAGINING AMERICA, THE EVERYMAN HISTORY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE, A SONG OF LOVE AND DEATH: THE MEANING OF OPERA and MODERN TIMES, MODERN PLACES: a Cultural History of the 20th Century. He has also written two autobiographical works, DOWN HOME and WHERE I FELL TO EARTH, and in 1992 he published his first novel, UNDERWORLD. He has also written important books of criticism on Orson Welles and Alfred Hitchcock. He has also been a prolific writer of features and reviews for many magazines and newspapers including The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Observer and the New Statesman.
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