Richard Jacobs

Richard Jacobs

arts research University of Brighton

Scholarly biography and interests

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 College of Arts & Humanities (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.

Research interests include: 

  • The impact of the myth of the Fall on literature and culture
  • Narrative and the novel
  • Pedagogies of literature teaching in tertiary and higher education

Research activity

Number of items: 13.

Jacobs, Richard (2014) A Handful of Dust: Realism: Modernism/Irony: Sympathy In: Allen, N. and Simmons, D., eds. Reassessing the Twentieth-Century Canon: From Joseph Conrad to Zadie Smith. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, UK, pp. 75-90. ISBN 9781137366009

Jacobs, Richard (2010) Republicanism, regicide and "The Musgrave Ritual" Victorians (118). pp. 54-65. ISSN 0042-5192

Jacobs, Richard (2010) Literature study post-16 Initial Teacher Education English website.

Jacobs, Richard (2003) Transformed by Godot emagazine [English and Media Centre].

Jacobs, Richard (2001) Blanche's story emagazine [English and Media Centre].

Jacobs, Richard (2001) The sunne rising emagazine [English and Media Centre].

Jacobs, Richard (2001) A beginner's guide to critical reading: an anthology of literary texts Routledge, London. ISBN 0415234689

Jacobs, Richard (2000) 'Will the real poem please stand up?': Wyatt's 'they flee from me' In: Bleiman, Barbara, ed. Text, reader, critic. English and Media Centre, London. ISBN 0907016693

Jacobs, Richard (1999) The Ordeal of Gilbert Pinfold: A Conversation Piece [Scholarly edition]

Jacobs, Richard (1996) Vile bodies [Scholarly edition]

Jacobs, Richard (1994) The novel in the 1930s and 1940s In: Martin, Dodsworth, ed. The twentieth century. Penguin, pp. 225-266.

Jacobs, Richard (1981) The lyricism of Beckett's plays Agenda.

Jacobs, Richard (1980) Sex and money: Hamlet Shakespeare quarterly.

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