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Jonathan Lamb

Professor Emeritus
Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities, Distinguished Research Professor

Jonathan Lamb has taught at the University of Auckland, Princeton University and Vanderbilt University.  He has mainly specialized in eighteenth-century literature, chiefly fiction; but his interests have extended to postcolonial issues in the Pacific, the fiction of W.G. Sebald and J.M. Coetzee, and issues surrounding historical reenactment.   For some time he has been interested in the relation between literature and diseases such as scurvy and madness.