Claude Rawson

Claude Rawson

Fellow: Awarded 1991
Field of Study: English Literature

Competition: US & Canada

Yale University

Claude Rawson is the Maynard Mack Professor of English at Yale University. A specialist in eighteenth-century English literature, his publications include Henry Fielding and the Augustan Ideal Under Stress (1972), Gulliver and the Gentle Reader (1973), Order from Confusion Sprung (1985), Satire and Sentiment 1660-1830 (1994), Cambridge History of Literary Criticism: Volume 4, The Eighteenth Century (1997, with B. H. Nisbet), and God, Gulliver, and Genocide: Barbarism and the European Imagination 1492-1945 (2001). Among the volumes he has recently edited are Cambridge Companion to Fielding (2007); Henry Fielding, Novelist, Playwright, Journalist, Magistrate: A Double Anniversary Tribute (1707-1754) (2008); Essential Writings of Jonathan Swift: A Norton Critical Edition, ed., with Ian Higgins (2009); Literature and Politics in the Age of Swift: English and Irish Perspectives ( 2010); and Cambridge Companion to English Poets (2011). In addition he is the General Editor of the Cambridge History of Literary Criticism and the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Jonathan Swift.

A former President of the British Society for 18th-Century Studies, Claude Rawson is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Professor of the University of Warwick.


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