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Emeritus Professor Jeremy Treglown

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Emeritus Professor

Email: jeremy dot treglown at warwick dot ac dot uk

Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Much of Jeremy Treglown's work has been linked by a biographically-based concern with the relations between social history and literary high culture, the practicalities of authorship and the nature of the "literary establishment". More recently, he has been working on Spain; his Franco's Crypt: Spanish Culture and Memory since 1936, a book about how the Franco regime affected and has been recorded in Spanish literature, film, the visual arts, museology and other cultural forms and processes, will be published in 2013. by Farrar. Straus & Giroux (USA) and Chatto & Windus (UK). (Articles by him related to these concerns can be read in Granta, nos. 94 and 105.) Treglown was Editor of The Times Literary Supplement from 1981 to 1990, and has been a Visiting Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, Margaret and Herman Sokol Fellow of the Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, New York Public Library and a fellow of the Rockefeller Foundation, Bellagio. He has also been chair of the judges of the Booker Prize and the Whitbread (now, Costa) Award for Literature.

Research interests

His previous books include a biography of the short-story writer, novelist, travel-writer, critic and memoirist V.S.Pritchett (1900-97), 2004, which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for Biography and the Duff Cooper Prize, and a selection of Pritchett's short stories (Modern Library, 2005), and lives of Henry Green (2000: Dictionary of Literary Biography Award) and of Roald Dahl (1994; see also Treglown's edition of Dahl's adult short stories, Everyman, 2006). With Deborah McVea, he edited the online 'TLS' Centenary Archive (Gale Research, 2001), which includes a database of the TLS's previously anonymous reviewers. In all these projects the Second World War, together with its first act, the Spanish Civil War, is a connecting thread, and this is another area where Treglown welcomes research students. His other books include Grub Street and the Ivory Tower: Literary History and Literary Scholarship from Fielding to the Internet (ed. with Bridget Bennett, Clarendon Press, 1998), an edited selection of the essays of Robert Louis Stevenson (Chatto & Windus / Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1988), an edition of the letters of John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (Basil Blackwell / Chicago University Press, 1980), and a collection of essays on Rochester (Basil Blackwell, 1982).

Selected publications

  • V. S. Pritchett (2004)
  • The 'TLS' Centenary Archive (2001)
  • Grub Street and the Ivory Tower: Literary History and Literary Scholarship from Fielding to the Internet (ed. with Bridget Bennett, Clarendon Press, 1998)

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature


  • MA, BLitt (Oxford)
  • PhD (London)