Jonathan Bate

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

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