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2012 Highlights

John Mullan

1 May 2012

John Mullan

John Mullan is Professor of English at University College London. He has published widely on eighteenth-century literature, including Sentiment and Sociability. The Language of Feeling in the Eighteenth Century and Eighteenth-Century Popular Culture. An Anthology. His World’s Classics edition of Samuel Johnson’s Lives of the Poets was published in 2010. He is the author of How Novels Work (OUP, 2006), a guide to contemporary fiction for the general reader, and Anonymity. A Secret History of English Literature (Faber and Faber, 2007), an exploration of the literary uses of anonymity and pseudonymity. He is a broadcaster and journalist as well as an academic, and writes a weekly column on contemporary fiction for the Guardian newspaper. In 2009 he was one of the judges for the Man Booker Prize. His most recent book is What Matters in Jane Austen? (Bloomsbury, 2012).