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Patricia Waugh (born 25th April 1956) is a literary critic and Professor of English Literature at Durham University. She is a leading specialist in modernist and post-modernist literature, post-modernist theory and feminist theory, intellectual history, and postwar fiction and its political contexts. Along with Linda Hutcheon, Waugh is notable as one of the first critics to work on metafiction and, in particular, for her influential 1984 study, Metafiction: the Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction. In 2016 she became a Fellow of the British Academy.

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  • Patricia Waugh (born 25th April 1956) is a literary critic and Professor of English Literature at Durham University. She is a leading specialist in modernist and post-modernist literature, post-modernist theory and feminist theory, intellectual history, and postwar fiction and its political contexts. Along with Linda Hutcheon, Waugh is notable as one of the first critics to work on metafiction and, in particular, for her influential 1984 study, Metafiction: the Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction. In 2016 she became a Fellow of the British Academy.
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  • Patricia Waugh (born 25th April 1956) is a literary critic and Professor of English Literature at Durham University. She is a leading specialist in modernist and post-modernist literature, post-modernist theory and feminist theory, intellectual history, and postwar fiction and its political contexts. Along with Linda Hutcheon, Waugh is notable as one of the first critics to work on metafiction and, in particular, for her influential 1984 study, Metafiction: the Theory and Practice of Self-Conscious Fiction. Waugh wrote her PhD thesis at the University of Birmingham under the supervision of David Lodge. She joined the Department of English Studies at Durham University in 1989, became a Professor in 1997, and was Head of the Department of English Studies between 2005 and 2008. In 2014, Waugh gave the first lecture, entitled "Fiction as Therapy: Towards a Neo-Phenomenological Theory of the Novel", in the British Academy's Lecture on the Novel in English series. In 2016 she became a Fellow of the British Academy.
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