Rosemary Ashton

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Rosemary Doreen Ashton, OBE, FBA (née Thomson; born 11 April 1947) is a British literary scholar. From 2002 to 2012, she was the Quain Professor of English Language and Literature at University College London.[1][2][3] Her reviews appear in the London Review of Books.[4]


In the 1999 New Year Honours, Ashton was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "for services to comparative literature".[5] In 2000, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and social sciences.[6]



  1. ^ "Rosemary Ashton". City Centre. University College London. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Rosemary Doreen Ashton". Debrett's. Debrett's. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "ASHTON, Prof. Rosemary Doreen". Who's Who 2017. Oxford University Press. November 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Rosemary Ashton In the LRB Archive". London Review of Books. LRB Limited. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "No. 55354". The London Gazette (Supplement). 31 December 1998. p. 9. 
  6. ^ "Professor Rosemary Ashton". British Academy. Retrieved 9 March 2017. 
  7. ^ Hughes, Kathryn (14 December 2012). "Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 April 2013. In her absorbing book, researched from the ground up, Rosemary Ashton maps out a cultural history of Bloomsbury in the 19th century. 
  8. ^ Flanders, Judith (19 September 2012). "Victorian Bloomsbury by Rosemary Ashton: review". The Telegraph. Retrieved 8 April 2013. That Ashton has managed to tame “Bloomsbury”, and present it in such a coherent, digestible fashion, is triumph indeed.