Lloyd James Austin

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Lloyd James Austin FBA (born November 4, 1915 in Melbourne , † December 30, 1994 in Cambridge ) was an Australian Romance studies and literary scholar who worked in England as a university teacher.

life and work

Lloyd Austin studied in Melbourne with Alan Rowland Chisholm and from 1937 in Paris. There he received his doctorate on April 3, 1940 on Paul Bourget. Sa vie et son œuvre jusqu'en 1889 (Paris 1940) and fled to Australia with his French wife, an English student. He first taught in Melbourne, did military service from 1942 to 1945 and went to the University of St Andrews in Scotland after the war . From 1950 he spent four years in Paris, in 1956 he went to the University of Manchester , 1961 to Cambridge and from 1967 onwards he was the successor of Lewis Charles Harmer in the Drapers Chair of French at the University of Cambridge .

From 1980, Austin was a member of the Académie Royale de Langue et de Littérature françaises de Belgique (successor: Robert Darnton ) as the successor to Eugène Vinaver . Since 1968 he was a member ( fellow ) of the British Academy .

Other works

  • L'univers poétique de Baudelaire. Symbolisme et symbolique, Paris 1956
  • (Ed. With Henri Mondor ) Correspondance de Mallarmé, 11 vols., Paris 1959–1985
  • (Ed. With Garnet Rees and Eugène Vinaver ) Studies in modern French literature presented to P. Mansell Jones by pupils, colleagues and friends, Manchester 1961
  • (Ed. With Henri Mondor ) Les «Gossips» de Mallarmé. “Athenaeum” 1875–1876, Paris 1962
  • Poetic principles and practice. Occasional papers on Baudelaire, Mallarmé and Valéry, Cambridge 1987
  • (Ed.) Poésies de Stéphane Mallarmé, Paris 1989
  • Essais sur Mallarmé, ed. by Malcolm Bowie , Manchester 1995


  • Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Valéry. New essays in honor of Lloyd Austin, ed. by Malcolm Bowie , Alison Fairlie and Alison Finch, Cambridge 1982
  • Studies in memory of Lloyd James Austin, Clayton 1995 (Australian journal of French studies 32, 3)
  • [Obituary in:] French Studies 49, 1995, pp. 247-248

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Deceased Fellows. British Academy, accessed May 1, 2020 .