Alan Robinson

Alan Robinson

Alan Robinson

Prof. em. Dr.
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St. Gallen
Fields of research
  • Modern Literatures in English
  • The History and Culture of London
  • Literary Translation and German Swiss Literature
Further fields of research

Winner of Geisteswissenschaften International Nonfiction Translators Prize, 2018-19

2013 Elected Fellow of the English Association

1988-89 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship

1984 British Academy Publications Grant

1978-82 Graduate Scholar, St Cross College, Oxford

1977 Junior Heath Harrison Scholar in German, Oxford University  

1975-78 John Doncaster Scholar in German, Magdalen College, Oxford

Additional Information

NEWS: Valedictory Lecture 3 May 2022


  • 1978 B.A. (Double First) in English Language and Literature, Oxford University (MA 1982)
  • 1982 D.Phil in English Literature and PGCE in English, Oxford University
  • 1979-83 Tutor/Lecturer in English Literature for six Colleges at Oxford University
  • 1982-84 Lecturer in English, College of St Paul and St Mary, Cheltenham
  • 1984-90 Lecturer in English, Lancaster University
  • 1988-89 Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, Englisches Seminar, University of Cologne
  • 1990- Professor of English, University of St Gallen


Selected publications:


Alexandria Further information about Alan Robinson