Prof Michael Alexander
Education and Experience
Michael Alexander, formerly Berry Professor, is Emeritus Professor of English Literature at the University of St Andrews. Educated at Downside and the Universities of Oxford, Perugia and Princeton, Michael's interests are chiefly in English poetry, medieval and modern; translation; and literary history. His most recent books are The First Poems in English, verse translations from Old English (Penguin Classics, 2008), Geoffrey Chaucer, an illustrated life (Scala, 2012), Reading Shakespeare, an introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and a third edition of A History of English Literature (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), which has a new chapter on modern fiction.