Robert Eaglestone - Curriculum Vitae#

  • 1992 - 1995 University of Wales, Lampeter, Ph.D. Emmanuel Levinas and the Ethics of Criticism
  • 1990 - 1991 Southampton University, MA. Culture and Social Change
  • 1987 - 1990 Manchester University, BA.(hons) English Literature and Language, 2:1

Leadership and Service

National Leadership
  • Member of REF subpanel 27, for REF 2021
  • Arts and Humanities Research Council: Member, AHRC Peer review college
  • English Association: Higher Education Committee from 2013; Deputy Chair since 2019
  • The British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies: Founding Chair
  • Forum for Philosophy: Treasurer 2003-2005, now Executive committee
  • Institute of English Studies: Advisory Board 2013 - 2018
  • Holocaust Education Trust: advisor

College leadership
  • Deputy Dean, Faculty of Arts, 2005- 2009

Holocaust Research Institute
  • Deputy Director of the Holocaust Research Institute 2002 - 2016.

Policy Impact
  • UK Government: Holocaust Memorialisation: Member, UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation Academic Advisory Board, 2019
  • UK Government: Quality Assurance Agency: Chair of the Advisory Panel for the Subject Benchmarking Statement for English 2021. *UK Government: Secondary level English, A-Levels and Exam Boards:
  • Consulted by the Department for Education, OfQual
  • UK Government: British Council; Literary Advisor (1998 - 2008)

Public Engagement
  • National media: several national radio appearance (e.g. Radio 4 ‘In Our Time’ on Hannah Arendt)
  • Literary Festivals: all the major (and many minor) UK Literary Festivals
  • Other Recent engagement
    • Brexit and literature interviews German national radio (2020), Spanish Press (2019), Brazilian Press (2019), UK press (2019)
    • Talks for Holocaust Education Trust; British Library; Imperial War Museum

Lectures and Papers
  • Recent plenaries and lectures
    • Sweden, China (several) Denmark; Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität; Universities of Zaragoza, Porto, Turku, Uppsala, Ružomberok, Tokyo, MLA
  • Less recently: to universities of Leiden, Ghent, Antwerp, Dublin, Aarhus

Teaching Profile
  • National Teaching Fellowship (2014); College Teaching Prize (2012); Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
  • External Teaching: I teach philosophy to psychiatrists based at the Maudsley Hospital in south London.
  • PhD Supervision: 9 PhDs to completion. Supervising six PhD students.

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