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Professor Anne Green

Emeritus Professor

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Anne Green is a graduate of the universities of Aberdeen and Cambridge. She was Head of the Department of French at King’s College London from 2004 to 2007, and taught at the London School of Economics for several years before moving to King’s. In 1985-86 she was Honorary Fellow in French at Georgetown University, USA.

Research Interests and PhD Supervision

  • 19th-century French literature

Anne Green’s main research interests are in the literature and culture of the second half of the nineteenth-century, although she has also written a book on the writings of Madame de Lafayette. Her particular specialism is the work of Gustave Flaubert. Her first book, on Flaubert and the historical novel, was an early example of genetic criticism, and she has since published many articles on Flaubert’s work and is co-author and co-editor of the forthcoming Dictionnaire Flaubert (Paris: Champion). She recently co-edited a collection of essays entitled Flaubert: Shifting Perspectives, and is currently writing a book about Flaubert’s projected novel, Sous Napoléon III. Her latest book, Changing France. Literature and Material Culture in the Second Empire, will be published by Anthem Press in 2011.

Anne welcomes applications for PhD topics related to any of her research interests.

For more details, please see Anne's full research profile


At undergraduate level she has taught every period of French literature from the Middle Ages to the present day, as well courses in French language. She currently offers final-year students a module on Flaubert and one on French literature and culture under the Second Empire. At MA level she teaches a module entitled ‘Painters and Writers: the image of the artist in 19th-century French literature’.

Expertise and Public Engagement

This year she becomes President of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes, and she is on the consultative panel of French Studies Bulletin.