Dr Margaret Kean

M.A., D. Phil.

Teaching and Research

Tutorial Fellow in English, St Hilda's College
Associate Professor, Faculty of English

Margaret Kean is the Dame Helen Gardner Fellow and Tutor in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford. Margaret teaches Renaissance Literature including Shakespeare, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Literature. Her research interests focus on the works of John Milton; John Dryden; early modern theatre; the epic tradition and its reception history; and literary journeys to hell. She gave the British Academy Chatterton Lecture in 2000, and was invited by the City of London to give a lecture at the Guildhall in 2008 to mark the quarter-centenary of John Milton. Margaret is a contributor to radio programmes such as In Our Time, and was a consultant for the National Geographic Channel's Map of Hell (2016). She is currently working on Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials': for a taster of her current research, please visit podcasts.ox.ac.uk/philip-pullman-his-dark-materials


John Milton's Paradise Lost. A Sourcebook, edited by Margaret Kean (Routledge, 2005)

'Paradise Regained' in A Companion to Milton, ed T. Corns (Blackwells, 2001)

British Academy Chatterton Lecturer on Poetry, 2000 - 'Waiting for God: John Milton's Poems of 1671', Proceedings of the British Academy 111 (2001)