Bruce Redford, Boston University

English Professor Boston, Massachusetts bredford@bu.edu Office: (617) 358-1779

Bio/Research

As a scholar and teacher, Bruce Redford explores the visual and literary culture of Baroque and Enlightenment Europe. His publications include The Converse of the Pen (1986), The Letters of Samuel Johnson (1992-94), Venice and the Grand Tour (1996), Designing the Life of Johnson (2002), and Dilet...

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Bio/Research

As a scholar and teacher, Bruce Redford explores the visual and literary culture of Baroque and Enlightenment Europe. His publications include The Converse of the Pen (1986), The Letters of Samuel Johnson (1992-94), Venice and the Grand Tour (1996), Designing the Life of Johnson (2002), and Dilettanti: The Antic and the Antique in Eighteenth-Century England (2008). He has been awarded fellowships by the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Gallery of Art, the National Humanities Center, and All Souls College, Oxford; he is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Society of Antiquaries, London. At present Professor Redford is at work on a cultural history of the swagger portrait.

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