Terence James Reed

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T. J. (Terence James) Reed (born in London in 1937) is a prominent British Germanist, an emeritus fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford and a Fellow of the British Academy; he was formerly Taylor Professor of the German Language and Literature in the University of Oxford.

He is editor of Oxford German Studies.

Terence Reed has been a Council member of the International Goethe Society and is the President of the English Goethe Society

Reed is the author of Thomas Mann: The Uses of Tradition (Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1974; 2nd ed., 1996), the first comprehensive study of Thomas Mann in English to be based on the materials of the Thomas-Mann-Archiv at the ETH Zurich; and a substantial number of other works. These include The Classical Centre: Goethe and Weimar (London, Croom Helm, 1979), Goethe (Oxford University Press, 1984) and Schiller (Oxford University Press, 1991). His Bithell memorial lecture for 1994 appeared in print[1] and is a Festschrift marking his retirement.


  • In German language: Mehr Licht in Deutschland - Eine kleine Geschichte der Aufklärung, C.H. Beck Verlag, München 2009 ISBN 978-3-406-59304-8

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  1. ^ Genesis: Some Episodes in Literary Creation (London, University of London, Institute of Germanic Studies, 1995). Volume 33 of the Oxford German Studies, edited by Tom Kuhn, published October 2004.