fred inglis

emeritus professor of cultural studies

Curriculum vitae

Professor Fred Inglis

Date of birth: 17 May 1937
Education: Oundle School, Northants;
University of Cambridge;
Durham Light Infantry, NS Subaltern the Parachute Regiment 1955-1957


BA Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, 1960
(Parts I and II Honours English Tripos)
MPhil University of Southampton, 1968. Awarded on research thesis
PhD University of Bristol, 1980. Awarded on published work
DSc Higher Doctorate, University of Bristol, 2001. Awarded on published work

Posts held

2004-6 Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow
2002-3 Fellow in Residence Humanities Institute University of Connecticut
2002 Appointed Emeritus Professor University of Sheffield
1997 Appointed to specially created Personal Chair in Cultural Studies, University of Sheffield
1992 Personal Chair in Cultural Studies, University of Warwick
1989 Reader in Cultural Studies, University of Warwick
1977 Reader in Education
1972-77 Lecturer in Education, Division of Advanced Studies, University of Bristol
1969-72 Lecturer in English and Education, University of Sheffield
1966-69 Senior Lecturer in English, Southampton College of Education
1964-66 Research Fellow in Education, University of Southampton
1963-64 ESU Fellow and English teacher, Denver, Colorado, City High Schools
1960-63 Assistant English teacher, Birmingham and Bedford Secondary Schools

Part-time Posts (from 1961 to present)

WEA, University Extra-Mural Departments, and TUC Lecturer, Universities of Cambridge, Southampton, Sheffield, Bristol and Warwick

Visiting Professorships, Fellowships and Distinctions

Visiting Fellowships (International: Awarded for extended research visits to Institutes for Advanced Study; full year fellowships underlined)

British Council Fellow, University of Leyden, May 1975.
Attlee Fellow, Sevenoaks School, Kent, 1980-81.
Fellow-in-Residence, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, February-June 1984.
Visiting Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, summer 1987 (British Academy Research Grant).
Elected member of the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, academic year 1988/89.
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, July-September 1990.
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, July-September 1992.
Visiting Fellowship, School of Social and Political Studies, European University Institute, Fiesole, February-May 1994 (British Academy Research Grant).
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, July-September 1995.
Visiting Fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, July-September 1998.
Fellow-in-Residence, Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study, academic year 1998/99.
Fellow-in-Residence, Humanities Institute, University of Connecticut, academic year 2002/03.
Appointed Leverhulme Foundation Emeritus Fellow 2004-6 (funding in order to write the biography of RG Collingwood).
Visiting Fellow Humanities Research Centre Australian National University Canberra, March-May 2009.
Mais Distinguished Visitor Columbia University New York, Spring semester 2010.
Visiting Fellow Humanities Research Centre Australian National University, Spring term 2011.

Visiting Professorships (International)

Visiting Professor of English Literature, University of Denver, June-October 1973.
Visiting Lecturer, University of Tasmania, July-September 1978.
Degree Consultant to Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, 1992.
Visiting Professor, Nanyang Technological University, July-September 1994.
Visiting Professor European University Institute Fiesole Summer 2012.



Keats, London: Evans, 1966, 159pp.
An Essential Discipline: an introduction to literary criticism, London: Methuen, 1968, 272pp.
The Elizabethan Poets: the making of English poetry from Wyatt to Ben Jonson, London: Evans, 1969, 168pp.
The Englishness of English Teaching, London: Longmans, 1970, 200pp, 13 tables.
(ed) Literature and Environment: essays in reading and social studies, London: Chatto and Windus, 1971, 255pp.
The Imagery of Power: a critique of advertising, London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1972, 140pp + tables.
Ideology and the Imagination, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1975, 244pp (translated into Italian 1980).
The Name of the Game: sport and industrial society, London: Heinemann Educational Books, 1977, 220pp + tables.
The Promise of Happiness: value and meaning in children's fiction, Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press, 1981, 336pp (translated into Japanese 1990).
Radical Earnestness: English social theory 1880-1980, Oxford and Cambridge MA: Martin Robertson with Basil Blackwell, 1982, 253pp.
The Management of Ignorance: a political theory of the curriculum, Oxford and Cambridge MA: Basil Blackwell, 1985, 215pp.
Popular Culture and Political Power, Brighton: Harvester Press, 1988, 267pp.
Media Theory, Oxford and Cambridge: Basil Blackwell, 1990, 214pp + tables (translated into Japanese and Portuguese 1993; into Croatian 1997; into Finnish 1998).
The Cruel Peace: everyday life and the Cold War, New York: Basic Books, 1991, xx + 402pp, London: Aurum Books, 1992.
Cultural Studies, Oxford and Cambridge MA: Basil Blackwell, 1993, 270pp.
Raymond Williams: the life, London and New York: Routledge, 1995, xx + 332pp.
Clifford Geertz: culture, custom and ethics, Cambridge and Cambridge MA: Polity Press, 2000, 206pp.
The Delicious History of the Holiday, London and New York: Routledge, 2000, 206pp + 23 illustrations.
People's Witness: the journalist in modern politics, London and New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002, 416pp.
Culture: key concepts in the social sciences, Cambridge and Cambridge MA: Polity Press, 198 pp.2004.
Key Concepts in Education (with Lesley Aers), London: Sage 214 pp 2008.
History Man: the Life of RG Collingwood, Princeton: Princeton University Press 300 pp approx April 2009.
A Short History of Celebrity, Princeton: Princeton University Press 300 pp approx Autumn 2009.
Richard Hoggart: Virtue and Reward, Cambridge and Cambridge Mass: Polity Press, 259pp 2013.

Edited works and anthologies

English Poetry 1550-1660, London: Methuen, 1965, 242pp, edited with introduction, pp1-36.
Henry IV Part I: old-spelling edition with notes edited from 1st Quarto, London: Ginn, 1968, 2 vols, 72 + 82pp.
One of the Family, London: Ginn, 1971, 176pp.
The Scene: an anthology of town and country, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1972, 199pp.
A World to Win, London: Ginn, 1974, 219pp.
Editor: Nicholas Garnham: Capitalism and Communications, London: Sage Books, 1990, 224pp.
Editor: with an introduction pp5-26, The Poems of E P Thompson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Bloodaxe Books, 1999.
Editor: with an introductory chapter pp 23-41, Education and the Good Society, Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004,186 pp.

Pamphlets and contributions to books

Examinations Bulletin No 11: the certificate of secondary education, trial examinations (co-author), Schools Council HMSO, 1966, vi + 35pp.
Your England, London: Chatto, 1967, 32pp + illus.
Schools Councils Working Paper, 9: standards in CSE and GCE (co-author), HMSO, 1967, iv + 51pp, 11 tables.
'Work and the intellectual', University of Denver Quarterly, 5, 1, spring 1970, pp1-40, reprinted in Literature and Environment, qv.
'Manipulation and the People', Tract, 4, summer 1972, 24pp.
'Townscape and popular culture' in Discrimination and Popular Culture, D Thompson ed, revised edition Harmondsworth: Penguin with Heinemann, 1973, pp22-50; reprinted in Cities, Communities and the Young, J Rayner ed, London: Routledge, 1973.
'On roads, office blocks and the new misery' contributed to The Black Rainbow, P Abbs ed, London: Heinemann Educational, 1974, pp187-206.
'The language of politics in the conversation of classrooms', in The Politics of Education: a symposium, Tract, 10-11, spring-winter 1974, pp37-47.
'Ideology and the curriculum', qv, reprinted in Curriculum Design, M Golby, J Greenland, R West eds, London: Croom Helm, 1975, pp36-47.
'Critique of a language curriculum', qv, reprinted in Classroom Encounters, M Turbe et al eds, London: Ward Lock, 1976, pp41-51.
'Notes on the politics of literature', qv, reprinted in Writers, Critics and Children, G Fox and F Smith eds, London: Heinemann, 1976, pp157-176.
'Spellbinding and anthropology: Ursual LeGuin and Richard Adams', in Good Writers for Young Readers, D Butts ed, London: Hart-Davis and Chatto and Windus, 1977, pp167-191.
'Literary studies and the sociology of education', in The Social Sciences and Education, A Hartnett ed, London: Heinemann, 1982, pp77-96.
'Gentility and powerlessness: Tolkien and the new class', in The Far Land: J R Tolkien, Robert Giddings ed, New York Barnes and Noble, 1983, pp24-45.
'Popular culture and the meaning of feeling', in A Centre of Excellence: Festschrift for Seymour Betsky, Amsterdam, 1986, pp145-160.
'Managerialism and morality: the corporate and the republican school', in Quality in Teaching: arguments for a reflective profession, Wilfred Carr ed, Falmer: Falmer Press, 1989, pp35-55.
'Socialism and the good life', in Socialism and Morality, David McLellan and Sean Sayer eds, London: Macmillan, 1990, pp139-160.
'Culture, commonsense and curriculum change', in Handbook of Educational Ideas and Practice, Ruth Jonathan et al eds, London and New York: Routledge, 1990, pp118-128.
'Landscape as popular culture', in Reading Landscapes, Simon Pugh ed, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1990, pp197-213.
'Recovering Shakespeare: innocence and materialism', in Shakespeare in the Changing Curriculum, Nigel Wheale and Lesley Aers eds, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991.
'Social class and the biography of a value', in Stories and Society, Dennis Butts ed, London: Macmillan, 1992, pp84-96.
Catalogue essay for Len Tabner exhibition volume, After Japan, London: Agnew's, 1998, pp9-30.
'Citizenship and the media', in Formations: a 21st century media handbook, Dan Fleming ed, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000, pp147-165.
'Brideshead Revisited revisited: Waugh to the knife', in The Classic Novel from Page to Screen, Giddings R and Sheen E eds, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2000, pp179-196.
'The truth about the English at war', in British Cinema of the 1950s: a celebration, Ian MacKillop and Neil Sinyard eds, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2003, pp35-50.
'Method and morality: practical politics and the science of human affairs', in The Moral Foundations of Educational Research, P Sikes, J Nixon and W Carr eds, Maidenhead and Philadelphia: Open University Press, 2003, pp118-133.
'Education and the Good Society' contributed to Inglis (2004 qv.) , pp. 23-41
'A Malediction upon Management' contributed to Inglis (2004 qv.), pp 126-143.

Civic Activities

I have four times stood as a parliamentary candidate for the Labour Party, in the general elections of 1970, 1974 (twice) and 1987. I have been an active member of the Party's Fabian Society for thirty years, have held various other public and elected offices, and have written an advisory document for the Cabinet on Institutes for Advanced Study in Europe and America.

Updated October 2009