Michael Wood (academic)

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Michael Wood born in Lincoln, England, is the Charles Barnwell Straut Class of 1923 Professor of English and Professor of comparative literature at Princeton University. He is an alumnus of St John's College, Cambridge.[1]

Prior to teaching to Princeton, he taught at Columbia University, and at the University of Exeter in Devon, England. He was Director of the Gauss Seminars in Criticism at Princeton from 1995–2001, and chaired Princeton's English department from 1998 to 2004. He writes regularly for The New York Review of Books and on film for the London Review of Books.[1]

Published works[edit]

  • Stendhal (Cornell University Press, 1971)
  • America in the Movies (Basic Books, 1975)
  • García Márquez: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cambridge University Press, 1990)
  • The Magician's Doubts: Nabokov and the risks of fiction (Chatto and Windus, 1994)
  • Children of Silence: on contemporary fiction (Columbia University Press, 1998)
  • Belle de Jour (British Film Institute Publishing, 2001)
  • The Road to Delphi: the Life and Afterlife of Oracles (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2003)
  • Franz Kafka (Northcote House/British Council, 2004)
  • Nation, Language, and the Ethics of Translation, editor with Sandra Bermann (Princeton University Press, 2005)
  • Literature and the Taste of Knowledge (Cambridge University Press, 2005)
  • Yeats and Violence (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Film: A very short introduction (Oxford University Press, 2012)


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Preceded by
Edmund Keeley
Straut Professor of English at Princeton University
Succeeded by