Dr Margaret Kean

MA, DPhil (Oxf)

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 fantasy literature. She was invited by the City of London to give a lecture at the Guildhall in 2008 to mark the quarter-centenary of John Milton, and has been a contributor to radio programmes such as In Our Time. In 2016, she was a consultant for the National Geographic Channel's Map of Hell. Her current research is on the work of the contemporary author, Philip Pullman. For a taster of her current research, please visit podcasts.ox.ac.uk/philip-pullmans-his-dark-materials


Writers and their Works: Philip Pullman (Liverpool University Press, forthcoming)

'Learning to Stand: Paradise Regained Today' Milton Studies 63.1 (2021)

Essays and Studies: The Literature of Hell ed. M. Kean (2021)

'Brave New World: A Restoration Debate' in Elizabeth Sauer, ed. Emergent Nation: Early Modern British Literature in Transition, 1660-1714, vol.3 (Cambridge University Press, 2019)

'A Harmless Distemper: Accessing the Classical Underworld in Heywood's The Silver Age' in Fiona Macintosh et al eds. Epic Performances from the Middle Ages into the Twenty-First Century (Oxford University Press, 2018)

'Paradise Regained' in Thomas N.Corns, ed, A New Companion to Milton (Wiley Blackwell, 2016)

John Milton's Paradise Lost. A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2005)

'Waiting for God: John Milton's Poems of 1671' [Chatterton Lecture, 2000] Proceedings of the British Academy 111 (2001)