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English literature educator

Brian William Vickers, British English literature educator. Charles Oldham Shakespeare scholar Cambridge University, 1961; recipient Harness Shakespeare Essay award Cambridge University, 1965; recipient Morris D. Forkosch prize of the Journal of the History of Ideas, 1989.


Vickers, Brian William was born on December 13, 1937 in Cardiff, Great Britain. Son of William Morgan and Josephine Davies.


Bachelor, Trinity College/Cambridge University, 1962. Doctor of Philosophy, Trinity College/Cambridge University, 1967. Doctor of Letters, Trinity College/Cambridge University, 1996.


Assistant lecturer in English Cambridge University, England, 1964-1968, university lecturer in English England, 1968-1972. Research fellow Churchill College/Cambridge University, 1964-1965. Fellow and director of studies in English Downing College/Cambridge University, 1966-1971.

Professor English literature University Zurich, 1972-1975. Professor English literature, director, Center for Renaissance Studies Eidgenössische Technology Hochschule, Zurich, since 1975. Visiting fellow All Souls College, Oxford, England, 1980-1981.

Fellow Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin, 1986-1987. Lecturer Annual Shakespeare Lecturer, Deutsche Shakespeare-Gesellschaft, 1974, Annual Shakespeare Lecturer, British Academy, 1992.


Bombardier British Army Royal Artillery, 1957-1959, United Kingdom. Fellow British Academy. Member International Society for the History of Rhetoric (president 1977-1979), American Academy Arts & Sciences (foreign honorary).


  • Other Interests

    Music, sports, film.


Married Ilse-Renate Freiling, 1962 (divorced 1989). Children: Beatrice, Gwendolen. Married Sabine Köllmann, 1989.

Children: Helen, Philip.

William Morgan

Josephine Davies

Ilse-Renate Freiling

Sabine Köllmann

Beatrice Vickers

Gwendolen Vickers

Helen Vickers

Philip Vickers