Kerr, Douglas

 

Kerr, Douglas

Douglas Kerr is Professor in the School of English and Dean of Arts at Hong Kong University. He is a graduate of the universities of Cambridge (MA) and Warwick (Ph.D, Comparative Literature) and has worked in Hong Kong since 1979. He is the author of Wilfred Owen’s Voices: Language and Community (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1993), George Orwell (Tavistock: Northcote House, 2003), Eastern Figures (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2008), and Conan Doyle: Writing, Profession and Practice (Oxford University Press, 2013), and co-editor, with Julia Kuehn, of A Century of Travels in China: Critical Essays on Travel Writing from the 1840s to the 1940s (Hong Kong: Hong Kong University Press, 2007). Other work has appeared in Review of English Studies, Literature and History, Essays in Criticism, Textual Practice, Victorian Literature and Culture, Clio etc. He is currently Chairman of the Hong Kong University Press Committee, and a former Chairman of the Board of the Hong Kong International Literary Festival.