Professor Ritchie Robertson
Elected Honorary Fellow 2019
Ritchie Robertson is Taylor Professor of German Language and Literature at Oxford. He is a Fellow of Queens College, Oxford, a Fellow of the British Academy, co-director of the Kafka research centre and of the Besterman Centre for the Enlightenment. His research expertise and his publications cover an impressively wide range of German literary culture from 1750 onwards, especially the authors Franz Kafka, Heinrich Heine and Friedrich Schiller. His internationally renowned work is widely recognised for its quality, seriousness and innovation. Ritchie was a Fellow at Downing from 1984-89.