Phillip has supervised a number of PhD theses to successful completion, including work on Austen, Dickens, Trollope, Eliot, Collins, James, Hardy, Woolf and Lawrence; three of these - Rosemarie Morgan's Women and Sexuality in the Novels of Thomas Hardy, Daniel Vitaglione's George Eliot and Georges Sand, and Karl Smith's Dickens and the Unreal City - have since been published.



Thomas Hardy, The Return of the Native, ed. Phillip Mallett, Norton Critical Editions, 2nd rev. edn., (New York ad London: W. W. Norton, 2006)

Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies, ed. Phillip Mallett (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004)

Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life (Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003)

Thomas Hardy, The Mayor of Casterbridge, ed. Phillip Mallett, Norton Critical Editions, 2nd rev. edn., (New York and London: W. W. Norton, 2000)

The Achievement of Thomas Hardy, ed. Phillip Mallett (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000)

A Spacious Vision: Essays on Hardy, ed. Phillip Mallett and R. P. Draper (Newmill: The Patten Press, 1994)


'Hardy and Masculinity', in Rosemarie Morgan, ed., The Ashgate Companion to Thomas Hardy (forthcoming)

'Hardy and Philosophy', in Keith Wilson, ed., The Blackwell Companion to Thomas Hardy (forthcoming)

'Thomas Hardy and Time', in Charles Pettit ed., Reading Thomas Hardy (London: Macmillan Press, 1998), pp. 157-71

'John Ruskin and the Victorian Landscape', in J.B. Bullen ed., Writing and Victorianism (London and New York: Longman, 1997), pp. 219-33

'Rudyard Kipling and the Invention of Englishness', in C.C. Barfoot ed., Beyond Pug's Tour: National and Ethnic Stereotyping in Theory and Literary Practice (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi Press, 1997), pp. 255-66

'Jude the Obscure: a Farewell to Wessex', The Thomas Hardy Journal, 11 (1995), pp. 48-59

'The City and the Self', in Michael Wheeler ed., Ruskin and Environment: The Storm-Cloud of the Nineteenth Century (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1995), pp. 38-57

'If Pope Be Not a Satirist' in Satire, Special Issue of Forum for Modern Language Studies, 30 (1994), pp. 316-328

'Thomas Hardy and Wessex', in J.J. Simon and Alain Sinner eds., English Studies 4 (Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg, 1992), pp. 84-10

'On Liking Emma', Durham University Journal, 53:2 (1992), pp. 249-55

'Hardy and Sincerity', in The Thomas Hardy Journal, 8 (1992), pp. 45-54

'Sexual Ideology and Narrative Form in Jude the Obscure', English, 38 (1989), pp. 211-24

'Women and Marriage in Victorian Society', in E.M. Craik ed., Marriage and Property (Aberdeen: Aberdeen University Press, 1984), pp. 159-89

'Shakespeare's Trickster-kings: Richard III and Henry V', in Paul V.A. Williams ed., The Fool and the Trickster: Studies in Honour of Enid Welsford (Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1979), pp. 64-82

 Thomas Hardy: The Return of the Native
  Palgrave Advances in Thomas Hardy Studies
  Rudyard Kipling: A Literary Life
 Thomas Hardy: The Mayor of Casterbridge
 The Achievement of Thomas Hardy
 Spacious Vision: Essays on Hardy
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Phillip Mallett

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.

Research Interests

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.

PhD Supervision

Meghan Healy