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Emeritus Professor Michael Bell


Professor Emeritus

Email: m dot bell at warwick dot ac dot uk


Michael Bell is Professor Emeritus in English and Comparative Literary Studies.

Research interests

European fiction from Cervantes onwards with a special focus on the modern period including D. H. Lawrence. The Cervantean interest also spreads into Latin-American fiction, as in Gabriel García Márquez: Solitude and Solidarity (Macmillan, 1993). His reading is often philosophically inflected, as in Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling (Palgrave, 2000). The same applies to the topic of his previous book, Literature, Modernity and Myth (CUP, 1997), which discusses the relations of relativity and belief. He is an Associate Fellow of the Centre for Research in Philosophy, Literature and the Arts. He conducts PhD supervision in his areas of interest.


  • Open Secrets: Literature, Education and Authority from J-J Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee (2007)
  • Sentimentalism, Ethics and the Culture of Feeling (2000)
  • Literature, Modernism and Myth: Belief and Responsibility in the Twentieth Century (1997)
  • Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Solitude and Solidarity (Macmillan, 1993)
  • D. H. Lawrence: Language and Being (1992)
  • F. R. Leavis (1988)
  • The Sentiment of Reality: Truth of Feeling in the European Novel (1983)
  • Context of English Literature 1900-1930, ed. (1982)
  • Primitivism (1972)


  • BA; PhD (London)