Terry Eagleton


1943 –


Who is Terry Eagleton?

Terence Francis "Terry" Eagleton FBA is a prominent British literary theorist, critic and public intellectual. He is currently Distinguished Professor of English Literature at Lancaster University, Professor of Cultural Theory at the National University of Ireland and Distinguished Visiting Professor of English Literature at The University of Notre Dame.

Eagleton has published over forty books, but remains best known for Literary Theory: An Introduction, which has sold over 750,000 copies. The work elucidated the emerging literary theory of the period. He has also been a prominent critic of postmodernism, publishing works such as The Illusions of Postmodernism.

Formerly the Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and John Edward Taylor Professor of Cultural Theory at the University of Manchester, Eagleton has held visiting appointments at universities around the world including Cornell, Duke, Iowa, Melbourne, Trinity College in Dublin, and Yale.

Eagleton delivered Yale University's 2008 Terry Lectures and the 2010 Edinburgh Gifford Lecture entitled The God Debate.

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Feb 22, 1943
Salford, Greater Manchester
Also known as
  • Terence Francis Eagleto
  • Catholicism
  • United Kingdom
  • Trinity College, Cambridge
  • University of Cambridge

on July 23, 2013


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