Prof Ritchie Robertson FBA
Schwarz-Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature
I was educated at Nairn Academy in the North of Scotland and at Edinburgh University, where I took two degrees, in English and German. Having done doctoral research at Oxford, I held temporary posts at Lincoln College, Oxford, and Downing College, Cambridge, before being appointed in 1989 Fellow and Tutor of St John’s College, Oxford, where I stayed till I moved to Queen’s in 2010. I have held a Fellowship from the Humboldt Foundation. In 2004 I was elected a Fellow of the British Academy. I was Germanic Editor of the Modern Language Review from 2000 to 2010, and now direct the book series ‘Germanic Literatures’ published by Legenda.