Alan Robinson

Alan Robinson

Alan Robinson

Prof. Dr.
Professor and Head of the English Department
SHSS-HSG
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research
  • Modern Literatures in English
  • Literary Translation and German Swiss Literature
  • The History and Culture of London
Further fields of research
Awards

Elected as Fellow of English Association, 2013

Winner of Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translators Prize, 2018-19

Additional Information
  • 1975-78 John Doncaster Scholar in German, Magdalen College, Oxford
  • 1977 Junior Heath Harrison Scholar in German, Oxford University
  • 1978 B.A. (Double First) in English Language and Literature, Oxford University (MA 1982)
  • 1978-82 Graduate Scholar, St Cross College, Oxford
  • 1982 D.Phil in English Literature and PGCE in English, Oxford University
  • 1979-83 Tutor/Lecturer in English Literature for six Colleges at Oxford University
  • 1982-84 Lecturer in English, College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham
  • 1984-90 Lecturer in English, Lancaster University
  • 1988-89 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Englisches Seminar, University of Cologne
  • 1990- Professor of English, University of St Gallen
  • 2013 Elected Fellow of the English Association 

Selected publications:

  • Symbol to Vortex: Poetry, Painting and Ideas, 1885-1914 (New York: St Martin’s Press,1985)[UK title: Poetry, Painting and Ideas, 1885-1914]
  • Instabilities in Contemporary British Poetry (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1988)
  • Imagining London, 1770-1900 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)
  • Narrating the Past: Historiography, Memory and the Contemporary Novel (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011)  
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