Philip Davis is a Professor of English Literature at the University of Liverpool where he is Director of CRILS (Centre for Research into Reading, Literature and Society). His publications include Sudden Shakespeare, Shakespeare Thinking, In Mind of Johnson, The Victorians (volume 8 in the new Oxford English Literary History Series), Why Victorian Literature Matters and Reading and The Reader (OUP Literary Agenda Series of which he is general editor). He is currently editing the complete works of Bernard Malamud in three volumes for the Library of America. He is editor of The Reader magazine.
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