Greg Clingham

Fall 2022/Spring 2023

Bucknell University; Clare Hall, Cambridge

Greg Clingham (Ph.D., Cambridge) is Professor of English emeritus and former Director of the University Press at Bucknell University, PA. He is also a life member of Clare Hall, Cambridge. The author or editor of a dozen books and numerous scholarly essays on Johnson, Dryden, Boswell, Lady Anne Barnard, Sir George Macartney, memory, historiography, orientalism, translation, archives, and the history of the book. Dr. Clingham has held fellowships at the NEH, ASECS, Houghton Library Harvard, Beinecke Library Yale, St. Edmund’s College Cambridge, the Bogliasco Foundation, and St. Andrews University. Most recently, Dr. Clingham is the editor of Oriental Networks: Culture, Commerce, and Communication in the Long Eighteenth Century (2021) and the New Cambridge Companion to Samuel Johnson (2022), and the author of articles on Sir George Macartney in China and in Russia, John Opie’s famous 1784 portrait of Johnson, and on the archive of Lady Anne Lindsay Barnard (1750-1850). He is presently working on an intellectual biography of Lady Anne Lindsay Barnard, including her extraordinary watercolors of indigenous and enslaved people at the Cape of Good Hope, and he is having a great time reading in her archives in Fife, Edinburgh, London, Johannesburg, and Cape Town.