Professor Robert Grant

  • Honorary Senior Research Fellow (English Literature)

Research interests

Research interests

  • Modernism
  • Aesthetics
  • Shakespeare
  • Political Philosophy

Publications

A list of publications is available here.

Biography

Robert Grant retired in 2010. In 2006 he was British Council Distinguished Guest Professor at the Political Studies Institute, Lisbon, and in 1999 Resident Scholar Fellow at the Social Philosophy and Policy Center, Bowling Green State University, Ohio. Previously a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, then Lecturer at Sussex University, he joined the Department in 1974, was made Reader in English Literature in 1995, and has been Professor of the History of Ideas since 2004. In 1986, in recognition of his services to liberal education in the (then) Communist bloc, and after a strenuous interview, he was officially awarded the title of Undesirable Person by the Czechoslovak security bureau (StB).

He has given well over one hundred invited lectures, seminars and conference papers in Britain, the USA, Russia, Eastern Europe, Denmark, Portugal and Japan, and has published three books. Oakeshott (1990) was the first single-handed study of the philosopher Michael Oakeshott to cover his entire career, while The Politics of Sex and Other Essays (2000) and Imagining the Real: Essays on Politics, Ideology and Literature (2003) are two of a planned four-volume collection compiled from about one hundred and thirty previously published essays, articles, and reviews across a variety of fields. Prof. Grant has contributed both short and chapter-length articles to (among others) Routledge’s Encyclopaedia of Philosophy and Dictionary of Ethics, Theology and Society, and to Blackwell’s Companion to Aesthetics and Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. In literature his specialist areas are Shakespeare, the Victorian period, and the Modern era.

A frequent contributor to the TLS, he is also a consulting editor of the Edinburgh University Press journal Episteme and of two Imprint Academic monograph series, British Idealist Studies and Societas. He is currently writing Oakeshott’s official biography and assembling his own third and fourth collections of essays.


 

 


Publications

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Number of items: 14.

2007

Grant, R.A. (2007) High culture, low politics. In: Political Philosophy. Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy (Supple). Cambridge University Press, pp. 189-212. ISBN 9780521695596

2005

Grant, R.A. (2005) Michael Oakeshott. In: Brown, S.C. and Bredin, H. (eds.) Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers. Thoemmes Continuum: Bristol, UK, pp. 718-724. ISBN 9781843710967

Grant, R.A. (2005) Oakeshott on the nature and place of aesthetic experience: a critique. In: The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott. Imprint Academic: Exeter, pp. 293-305.

2003

Grant, R.A. (2003) Avant-garde. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, p. 42. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Bloomsbury Group. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, pp. 47-49. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Growing old. In: Anderson, D.C. (ed.) The War on Wisdom: Wisdom Versus Expertise in Facing Life's Problems. Series: Social Affairs Unit publication (99). Social Affairs Unit: London, UK, pp. 155-169. ISBN 9780907631989

Grant, R.A. (2003) Imagining the real. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 0333973712

Grant, R.A. (2003) New right. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, pp. 435-437. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Schooling: the principle, the practice and the institution. In: Preston, D.S. (ed.) The Idea of Education. Series: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries (5). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9789042011465

2002

Grant, R.A. (2002) Education, utility and the universities. In: Prickett, S. and Erskine-Hill, P. (eds.) Education! Education! Education!: Managerial Ethics and the Law of Unintended Consequences. Imprint Academic in conjunction with the Higher Education Foundation, pp. 49-71. ISBN 9780907845362

Grant, R.A. (2002) The end of liberal education. In: Preston, D.S. (ed.) The University of Crisis. Series: At the interface (1). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 69-83. ISBN 9789042015708

2001

Grant, R.A. (2001) Fiction, meaning, and utterance. Inquiry, 44(4), pp. 389-403. (doi:10.1080/002017401753263225)

Grant, R.A. (2001) Education, utility and the universities. Salisbury Review, 19(3), pp. 4-10.

Grant, R.A. (2001) The importance of culture in conservative thinking. Salisbury Review, 19(4), pp. 21-25.

This list was generated on Thu May 23 14:48:05 2019 BST.
Number of items: 14.

Articles

Grant, R.A. (2001) Fiction, meaning, and utterance. Inquiry, 44(4), pp. 389-403. (doi:10.1080/002017401753263225)

Grant, R.A. (2001) Education, utility and the universities. Salisbury Review, 19(3), pp. 4-10.

Grant, R.A. (2001) The importance of culture in conservative thinking. Salisbury Review, 19(4), pp. 21-25.

Books

Grant, R.A. (2003) Imagining the real. Palgrave MacMillan. ISBN 0333973712

Book Sections

Grant, R.A. (2007) High culture, low politics. In: Political Philosophy. Series: Royal Institute of Philosophy (Supple). Cambridge University Press, pp. 189-212. ISBN 9780521695596

Grant, R.A. (2005) Michael Oakeshott. In: Brown, S.C. and Bredin, H. (eds.) Dictionary of Twentieth-Century British Philosophers. Thoemmes Continuum: Bristol, UK, pp. 718-724. ISBN 9781843710967

Grant, R.A. (2005) Oakeshott on the nature and place of aesthetic experience: a critique. In: The Intellectual Legacy of Michael Oakeshott. Imprint Academic: Exeter, pp. 293-305.

Grant, R.A. (2003) Avant-garde. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, p. 42. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Bloomsbury Group. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, pp. 47-49. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Growing old. In: Anderson, D.C. (ed.) The War on Wisdom: Wisdom Versus Expertise in Facing Life's Problems. Series: Social Affairs Unit publication (99). Social Affairs Unit: London, UK, pp. 155-169. ISBN 9780907631989

Grant, R.A. (2003) New right. In: Outhwaite, W. (ed.) The Blackwell Dictionary of Modern Social Thought. Blackwell Publishing: Malden, USA, pp. 435-437. ISBN 9780631221647

Grant, R.A. (2003) Schooling: the principle, the practice and the institution. In: Preston, D.S. (ed.) The Idea of Education. Series: At the Interface / Probing the Boundaries (5). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 185-198. ISBN 9789042011465

Grant, R.A. (2002) Education, utility and the universities. In: Prickett, S. and Erskine-Hill, P. (eds.) Education! Education! Education!: Managerial Ethics and the Law of Unintended Consequences. Imprint Academic in conjunction with the Higher Education Foundation, pp. 49-71. ISBN 9780907845362

Grant, R.A. (2002) The end of liberal education. In: Preston, D.S. (ed.) The University of Crisis. Series: At the interface (1). Rodopi: Amsterdam, Netherlands, pp. 69-83. ISBN 9789042015708

This list was generated on Thu May 23 14:48:05 2019 BST.