Staff Profiles: Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Staff Profile: Prof. John Hughes
Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature

Prof. John Hughes

Prof. John Hughes

Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature

Literary and Critical Studies

Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature


I have always been interested in the relations between literary and philosophical writing, literary language, and voice and metre in poetry. I have mostly taught and published in areas linked to this (particularly the literary writers Hardy and Wordsworth, and the philosophers Deleuze and Cavell). I have more recently published on Bob Dylan.


Award Title Institution
BA English and Philosophy Cardiff University
MA English Literature Cardiff University
DPhil English Literature Jesus College Oxford
PGCE English Literature Jesus College Oxford

Teaching and research


I have taught at every level of the curriculum, in English Literature, but also philosophy, and have specialised in Romantic and Nineteenth-Century Literature and Literary Theory, as well as in a range of first year work which I have always enjoyed.


Undergraduate, Postgraduate


Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature, particularly Hardy and Wordsworth. Also work on Bob Dylan.


More publications from Prof. John Hughes can be found in the Research Repository.

Completed Supervisions

External responsibilities

In recent years I have acted as a referee for many publishers and academic journals, including Oxford University Press, The Thomas Hardy Review, Routledge and The Explicator.

Subjects for media interviews

Nineteenth-century and Romantic literature

Literature and philosophy

Bob Dylan

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