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Sir Jonathan Bate

Sir Jonathan Bate

Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities, Global Futures Laboratory

Global Futures Laboratory
Arizona State University
PO Box 871401
Tempe, AZ 85287-1401

Titles

  • Distinguished Sustainability Scholar, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities, Global Futures Laboratory
  • Professor, School of Sustainability

Biography

Sir Jonathan Bate joins Arizona State University as a Foundation Professor of Environmental Humanities in Global Futures Laboratory, the School of Sustainability and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Coming from Oxford University, where he was Provost of Worcester College, Bate is an international leader in green thinking and applied humanities, with scholarly expertise in sustainability as well as in Shakespeare and Renaissance literature, Romanticism, biography and life-writing, contemporary poetry, visual culture and theater history. In 2015, he became the youngest person ever to be knighted for services to literary scholarship.

A renowned Shakespearean and eco-critic, Bate, has been a Fellow of Trinity Hall, Cambridge; King Alfred Professor of English Literature, University of Liverpool; Professor of Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature, University of Warwick; Gresham Professor of Rhetoric in the City of London; and Professor of English Literature at Oxford University where he has retained a Senior Research Fellowship. He has held visiting posts at Yale and UCLA. He is a Fellow and former Vice-President of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC).

Books

2019

Bate, J. 2019. How the Classics Made Shakespeare. Princeton University Press. Princeton, NJ. ISBN: 9780691161600.

2018

Bate, J. ed. 2018. Titus Andronicus: Revised Edition. Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. ISBN: 978-1350030916.

2015

Bate, J. 2015. Ted Hughes: The Unauthorised Life. Harper Collins. Great Britain. ISBN: 978-0062362438.

2013

Bate, J. 2013. Romantic Ecology: Wordsworth and the Environmental Tradition. Routledge, first published in 1991. ISBN: 978-0415856591.

2012

Bate, J. and D. Thorton. 2012. Shakespeare Staging the World. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199915019.

2011

Bate, J. ed. 2011. The Public Value of the Humanities. Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN: 978-1849660624.

2010

Bate, J. 2010. English Literature: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0199569267.

2009

Bate, J. 2009. Soul of the Age: A Biography of the Mind of William Shakespeare. Random House. ISBN: 978-1400062065.

2007

Bate, J. and E. Rasmussen. 2007. The RSC Shakespeare: The Complete Works. Red Globe Press. ISBN: 978-0230200951.

2003

Bate, J. 2003. John Clare: A Biography. Farrar, Staus and Giroux. ISBN: 978-0374179908.

2002

Bate, J. 2002. The Song of the Earth. Harvard University Press. ISBN: 978-0674008182.

1998

Bate, J. 1998. The Genius of Shakespeare. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 0330371010.

1995

Bate, J. ed. 1995. The Arden Shakespeare: Titus Andronicus. Bloomsbury Arden Shakespeare. ISBN: 978-1903436059.

1993

Bate, J. 1993. Shakespeare and Ovid. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0198129547.

1989

Bate, J. 1989. Shakespearean Constitutions : Politics, Theater, Criticism, 1730-1830. Clarendon Press. ISBN: 9780198117490.

1986

Bate, J. 1986. Shakespeare and the English Romantic Imagination. Oxford University Press. ISBN: 978-0198128489.

Book Chapters

2011

Bate, J. 2011. Introduction. Pp. 1-16 In: Bate, J. ed., The Public Value of the Humanities. ISBN: 978-1849660624.

Bate, J. 2011. The use and abuse of national history and the national poet. Pp. 56-67 In: Bate, J. ed., The Public Value of the Humanities. Bloomsbury Academinc. London. ISBN: 978-1849660624.