Marilyn Butler


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Marilyn Butler, Lady Butler (born 1937) is a British literary critic. She was Rector of Exeter College, Oxford from 1993 to 2004, and was King Edward VII Professor of English Literature at the University of Cambridge, from 1986 to 1993. She is a Fellow of the British Academy.

She was educated at Wimbledon High School and St Hilda's College, Oxford.

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  • ''English literature is a kind of training in social ethics.... English trains you to handle a body of information in a way that is conducive to action.''
    Marilyn Butler (b. 1937), British educator, author. Guardian (London, March 3, 1989).
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