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Professor in English Literature, University of Liverpool

Gillian (Jill) Rudd works on late medieval English Literature, Women's Writing of the C19th and C20th and Children's Literature, and is interested in taking a variety of theoretical and critical approaches to literary texts. She is currently exploring using ‘green’ literary criticism, ecocriticism as a way of re-reading medieval texts, as in her book Greenery: Ecocritical approaches to late medieval English literature (Manchester University Press, 2007) and in various articles.She also has a longstanding interest in feminist reading and debating the role of women in literature and has written several pieces on the American writer and reformer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman.


  • 1992–present
    Lecturer/reader, University of Liverpool


  • 1990 
    University of York , DPhil
  • 1986 
    St Hugh's College, Oxford, BA