Sir Andrew Jonathan Bate, CBE, FBA, FRSL (born 26 June 1958), is a British academic, biographer, critic, broadcaster, novelist, and scholar. He specialises in Shakespeare, Romanticism and Ecocriticism.
He is Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities in a joint appointment of the College of Liberal Arts, the School of Sustainability, and the Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University, as well as a Senior Research Fellow at Worcester College in the University of Oxford, where he holds the title of Professor of English Literature.
From 2017 to 2019 he was Gresham Professor of Rhetoric in the City of London. Until September 2019 he was Provost of Worcester College, Oxford. He was knighted in 2015 for services to literary scholarship and higher education.
Books in order of publication:
Shakespeare and the English Romantic imagination – 1986
Shakespearean Constitutions: Politics, Theatre, Criticism 1730–1830 – 1989
Romantic Ecology: Wordsworth and the Environmental Tradition – 1991
Shakespeare and Ovid – 1993
Co-editor, Shakespeare: An Illustrated Stage History – 1996
The Genius of Shakespeare – 1998
The Cure for Love – 1998
The Song of the Earth – 2000
John Clare: A Biography – 2003
Soul of the Age: The Life, Mind and World of William Shakespeare – 2008
English Literature: A Very Short Introduction – 2010
Editor, The Public Value of the Humanities – 2011
Shakespeare: Staging the World – 2012
Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life – 2015
How the Classics made Shakespeare – 2019
Radical Wordsworth: The Poet Who Changed the World – 2020
Bright Star, Green Light: The Beautiful and Damned Lives of John Keats and F. Scott Fitzgerald – 2021