Education and Experience
Phillip Mallett took his MA in English at King's College, Cambridge, where he was sometime Charles Oldham Shakespeare Scholar, then spent a year teaching at Trent College before returning to Cambridge for postgraduate work on John Ruskin. Since coming to St Andrews in 1972 he has given invited lectures in Krakow, Luxembourg, Bordeaux, Kolkata, Venice and Yale, amongst other universities. He is editor of the Thomas Hardy Journal and Vice-Preseident of both the Thomas Hardy Society and the Thomas Hardy Association. Alongside his research interests, he has led workshops on teaching, assessment and research supervision in four Scottish universities, and was for some years responsible for Academic Staff Development in St Andrews.
Phillip Mallett's primary research interests are in the field of Victorian studies: in particular, in the work of Thomas Hardy; the idea of the city; gender, sexuality and the social role of women in the period 1870-1930; and in British responses to India from the 1830s till Independence. His current work includes an essay on science and the Victorian novel, an edited collection on the Victorian novel and masculinity, and a monograph on British feminists and India, 1880-1935.