Richard Jacobs

Richard Jacobs

arts research University of Brighton

R.M.Jacobs@brighton.ac.uk

Richard Jacobs graduated from the University of Oxford and was Head of English at a sixth-form College in Horsham before joining the University of Brighton. He is Principal Lecturer in English Literature in the Faculty of Arts (School of Humanities, Falmer).

He was instrumental in developing English literature at the University from its earliest days and from 2004-2011 led its rapid expansion in terms of student and staff numbers, as well as the number of courses across Schools and Faculties, including at University Centre Hastings. The launch of single-honours English Literature at the University of Brighton in 2009 marked the moment when literature student enrolments passed 300, a quadrupling of numbers since 2004.

Richard Jacobs' published work includes A Beginner’s Guide to Critical Reading: an Anthology of Literary Texts,  London: Routledge, alongside many articles on English literature and English in education.