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Prof Sandie Byrne

Fellow, Official Fellow, Senior Tutor

Professor of English, University of Oxford

Faculty of English

Professor Sandie Byrne came to Kellogg from Lincoln University, where she was Chair of English. Before that, she was a Fellow of Balliol College. She is the author of a number of works on nineteenth- and twentieth-century writing, including:


Tony Harrison: Loiner. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997.
H. v. & O: The Poetry of Tony Harrison. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1998.
The Poetry of Ted Hughes. Cambridge: Icon Books, 2000.
George Bernard Shaw: Plays. New York: W.W. Norton, 2002. (Critical edition.)
Jane Austen, Mansfield Park. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
The Unbearable Saki: The Work of H.H. Munro. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
Jane Austen’s Possessions and Dispossessions: The Significance of Objects Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
The Poetry of Ted Hughes, Reader’s Guides Series. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Poetry and Class. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020.
Classical Presences: Tony Harrison. Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming)


‘Poetry and Class’ in Ed Larrissy, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Post-war Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
‘Satire’ in Dominic Head, ed., The Cambridge History of The Short Story. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016.
‘Black Daisies for the Bride’ in Katarzyna Bronk, ed., Autumnal Faces: Old Age and Aging in British and Irish Dramatic Narratives. London: Peter Lang, 2017.
‘Material Possessions’ in Cheryl A. Wilson and Maria F. Rawley, eds, The Routledge Companion to Jane Austen. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2021.
‘Innovation’ in Jane Potter, ed., The Cambridge History of First World War Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2023.

She has also produced entries for encyclopaedias and guides to literature, and has reviewed for various periodicals. She has contributed to tv and radio programmes on Saki and Harrison.

She is interested in language and form, particularly in English poetry from 1950, and in the writing of Jane Austen.