Elected: 2017
Discipline: Language, Literature and History
Professor Greg Walker FRSE

Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature, University of Edinburgh.

Professor Greg Walker is Regius Professor of Rhetoric and English Literature at the University of Edinburgh, where he was previously Masson Professor of English, and Head of the School of Literature, Languages, and Cultures between 2009 and 2011. His research interests are in late medieval and Tudor literature and drama, and the cultural history of the sixteenth century. Recent publications include ‘Reading Literature Historically’ (2013), and ‘Imagining Spectatorship from the Mysteries to the Shakespearian Stage’ (2016), co-written with John J. McGavin. Greg currently serves on the Council of the Arts & Humanities Research Council and chairs its Advisory Board, and was Deputy-Chair of the English sub-panel in REF2014.