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Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst is Fellow and Tutor in English at Magdalen College, Oxford. He is the author of 'Becoming Dickens' (Harvard UP, 2011), which was awarded the 2011 Duff Cooper Prize, and 'Victorian Afterlives' (OUP, 2002), and has also produced editions of Dickens's 'Christmas stories' and Henry Mayhew's 'London Labour and the London Poor'. He writes regularly for publications including the Daily Telegraph, Guardian, TLS, and New Statesman. Radio and television appearances include Start the Week and The Culture Show, and he has also acted as the historical consultant on BBC productions of Jane Eyre, Emma and Great Expectations.

Series featuring Robert Douglas-Fairhurst

  • Challenging the Canon
  • Great Writers Inspire
  • TORCH | The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
  • The Bodleian Libraries (BODcasts)
# Episode Title Description People Date
5 Creative Commons Shakespeare and the Victorians Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Professor of English Literature, Oxford, gives a talk for Shakespeare Oxford 2016 series. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 19 Oct 2016
4 Creative Commons Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland Robert Douglas-Fairhurst explores how every generation has created its own Wonderland, and why we are still so curious about Alice’s dreamworld Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 04 Mar 2016
3 Creative Commons The Stories of Lewis Carroll, J.R.R. Tolkien and Philip Pullman Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee and Margaret Kean explore the digital afterlives of these celebrated storytellers Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Stuart Lee, Margaret Kean 04 Mar 2016
2 Creative Commons Why should we study Dickens? Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst of Magdalen College, Oxford, discusses his current research and proposes why we should still study Dickens. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst, Ilana Lassman 31 Jul 2013
1 Creative Commons Why Dickens? Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst talks of Dickens' life and influences and why these have made his works so popular. Robert Douglas-Fairhurst 02 Mar 2012