Helen Small

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Helen Small is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford.


Helen W. Small was awarded a B.A. in English from Victoria University of Wellington[1] and a Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. She was the recipient of a Leverhulme Research Fellowship from 2001 to 2004. She attended Queen Margaret College in 1970-1982 and was Prefect and Dux in her final year.

Published works[edit]

  • Love's Madness: Medicine, the Novel, and Female Insanity, 1800-1865 (Oxford University Press, 1996)
  • The Public Intellectual (editor; Blackwell, 2002)
  • Literature, Science, Psychoanalysis, 1830-1970: Essays in Honour of Gillian Beer (editor, with Trudi Tate; Oxford University Press, 2003)
  • The Long Life (Oxford University Press, 2007)
  • The Value of the Humanities (Oxford University Press, 2013)



  1. ^ "News & Events". Victoria University of Wellington. Former VUW English graduate Helen Small, now Fellow of Pembroke College, Oxford, has had great success with the publication of her award-winning book on old age, The Long Life... 
  2. ^ "Rose Mary Crawshay Prizes". British Academy. 
  3. ^ "Helen Small wins 2008 Truman Capote Award for literary criticism". University of Iowa. 2008-04-30. 

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Susan Oliver
Rose Mary Crawshay Prize
Succeeded by
Frances Wilson
Molly Mahood