Anne Hudson (literary historian)


Anne Hudson

Born
Anne Mary Hudson

(1938-08-28) 28 August 1938 (age 81)
NationalityBritish
Academic background
EducationDartford Grammar School for Girls
Alma materSt Hugh's College, Oxford
Academic work
DisciplineEnglish Literature
Sub-discipline
InstitutionsLady Margaret Hall, Oxford
University of Oxford

Anne Mary Hudson, FBA, FRHistS (born 28 August 1938) is a British retired literary historian and academic. She was a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford from 1963 to 2003, and Professor of Medieval English at the University of Oxford from 1989 to 2003.

Early life and education[edit]

Hudson was born on 28 August 1938. She was educated at Dartford Grammar School for Girls, an all-girls state grammar school in Dartford, Kent. She studied English at St Hugh's College, Oxford, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree; as per tradition, her BA was promoted to a Master of Arts (MA Oxon) degree. She also undertook postgraduate research at Oxford, and completed her Doctor of Philosophy (DPhil) degree in 1964.[1]

Academic career[edit]

From 1961 to 1963, Hudson was a college lecturer in Medieval English at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. In 1963, she was elected a Fellow of LMH and appointed a Tutor in English. She also held positions in the Faculty of English Language and Literature of University of Oxford: she was a CUF lecturer from 1963 to 1981, a special lecturer from 1981 to 1983, held a British Academy Readership in the Humanities from 1983 to 1986, was a lecturer in Medieval English from 1986 to 1989, before being appointed Professor of Medieval English in 1989.[1] She retired from full-time academia in 2003, and was made an honorary fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.[1][2]

In addition to her university posts, she has held a number of senior appointments at the Early English Text Society: she served as executive secretary from 1969 to 1982 and its director from 2006 to 2013; she has been a member of its council since 1982.[1]

Honours[edit]

In 1976, Hudson was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS).[1][3] She has twice been awarded the Sir Israel Gollancz Prize by the British Academy; in 1985 and in 1991.[4] In 1988, she was elected a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA), the United Kingdom's national academy for the humanities and the social sciences.[1][5]

A Festschrift was published in 2005 in honour of Hudson. It was titled Text and Controversy from Wyclif to Bale: Essays in Honour of Anne Hudson and was edited by Helen Barr and Ann M. Hutchison.[6]

Selected works[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 'HUDSON, Prof. Anne Mary', Who's Who 2017, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 2017; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2016; online edn, Nov 2016 accessed 22 Nov 2017
  2. ^ "Honorary and Emeritus Fellows". Lady Margaret Hall. University of Oxford. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Fellows – H" (PDF). Royal Historical Society. May 2016. Archived from the original (pdf) on 1 December 2017. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  4. ^ "SIR ISRAEL GOLLANCZ MEMORIAL PRIZE" (pdf). British Academy. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  5. ^ "Professor Anne Hudson". British Academy. Retrieved 22 November 2017.
  6. ^ Barr, Helen; Hutchison, Ann M., eds. (2005). Text and controversy from Wyclif to Bale : essays in honour of Anne Hudson. Turnhout: Brepols. ISBN 978-2503522098.