Professor Barrie Bullen

Barrie Bullen

Professor Barrie Bullen

Professor of English Literature and Culture

Personal profile

J.B. Bullen, Professor Emeritus at the University of Reading, holds the London Chair of English Literature and Culture in the Department of English Literature, Royal Holloway College.

He graduated from Pembroke College, Cambridge and was Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College, Oxford. He has had a long-standing interest in interdisciplinary studies from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries with particular focus on the relationship between word and image.

He is editor for two international series for the publisher Peter Lang. The first, ‘Cultural Interactions: Studies in the Relationship between the Arts’, is interdisciplinary and now contains more than twenty-six titles. The second, ‘Writing and Culture in the long nineteenth century’ he edits with Isobel Armstrong. 

He wrote the entry for Dante Gabriel Rossetti in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, has recently published Rossetti: Painter and Poet (Frances Lincoln, 2012) and is about to publish a study of the transformation of place in the work of Thomas Hardy in June 2013. He has contributed numerous articles, reviews and chapters in books dealing with the culture of the nineteenth century, and  has taught at many European universities including Rome, Oxford and Montpellier. His website is http//

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