Christopher Mulvey is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Winchester. After Magdalen, he received a PhD from Columbia University. He taught in the United States from 1963 to 1978. He is the recipient of awards from the Arts and Humanities Council, the British Academy, and the University of Virginia.
He was President of the Collegium for African American Research from 2003 to 2007, and he was appointed a Fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts in 2008. His articles are numerous, and his books include Anglo-American Landscapes (1983), Transatlantic Manners (1990), New York: City as Text (1990), Black Liberation in the Americas (2001), Dominic St John Mulvey: London Irishman (2005), William Wells Brown’s Clotel (2006), and A History of the English Language in 100 Places (2013).
He is Managing Editor of the Winchester University Press, and he is a trustee of the English Project.
Christopher has a son, Julian, who is a senior partner in a political consultancy in Washington and a daughter, Antonia, who is a human-rights lawyer in Nairobi. He is the grandfather of Dalva, Chiara, Lucy, and Anabelle. Anabelle was born this year. She is a delight to hold and to behold.