Professor Hugo Tucker
Professor Hugo Tucker is Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science having previously been Head of School of Languages & European Studies and Professor of French Studies at the University of Reading since 1996 during this time he taught Renaissance French literature and 16th to 20th century poetry and poetics. He is a Fellow of the European Humanities Research Centre of Oxford, and has been Visiting Fellow in the Universities of Virginia (Charlottesville), Leuven (Belgium) and the Sorbonne (Paris).
His research interests lie in the comparative study of Renaissance poetry (French, Italian and neo-Latin), intertextuality, Rome in Renaissance writing, the writing of exile and displacement in the Renaissance, Renaissance cento-writing and censorship, the subversive and coded aspects of Rimbaud's French and Latin writing.
In connection with these interests he has published numerous articles in edited volumes and learned journals, and organised or co-organised several international conferences he was awarded a Major Research Fellowship 2008-10 by the Leverhulme Trust for his monograph on the Early Modern cento form.