Professor of English Literature, Barbara Scott Fellow, Tutor in English, Tutor for Visiting Students - Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford
Professor Gerrard attended a large comprehensive school in north London before coming to Oxford as an undergraduate. After graduating she spent time in Philadelphia as a Thouron scholar, completing an MA in American literature, before returning to Oxford for her doctorate. She has been a tutor at LMH for fifteen years: before that she was a Junior Research Fellow at Exeter College in Oxford.
She is also a founder editor of The English Review, a magazine designed for students studying English at AS and A2 levels.
Professor Gerrard teaches and lectures on English literature in the period 1500-1780 and also has a special interest in the joint degree of Classics and English. Her main fields of research are political writing of the period 1660-1760, and eighteenth century poetry, particularly women’s poetry. She is currently researching and writing a book on literature in the reign of George I (1714-1727).