James Simpson

M.H Abrams Distinguished Visiting Professor


James Simpson is Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Professor of English at Harvard University (2004-). Educated at the universities of Melbourne and Oxford, he was formerly Professor of Medieval and Renaissance English at the University of Cambridge. His most recent books are: Reform and Cultural Revolution, being volume 2 in the Oxford English Literary History; Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and its Reformation Opponents; Under the Hammer: Iconoclasm in the Anglo-American Tradition; and Permanent Revolution: The Reformation and the Illiberal Roots of Liberalism.

ENGL Courses - Fall 2023