BATCHELOR, John. British, b. 1942. Genres: Novels, Art/Art history, Literary criticism and history, Biography. Career: Birmingham University, lecturer in English, 1968-76; Oxford University, New College, fellow, 1976-90, senior tutor, 1985-87; University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Joseph Cowen Professor of English, 1990-, head of department, 1992-94; University of Lancaster, Ruskin Programme, honorary adjunct professor, 2002-. English Association, fellow, 1999-, chair of Higher Education Committee, 2001-. Publications: Breathless Hush, 1974; Mervyn Peake, 1974; The Edwardian Novelists, 1982; H.G. Wells, 1985; Lord Jim, 1988; Virginia Woolf: The Major Novels, 1991; Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography, 1994; John Ruskin: No Wealth but Life (biography), 2000. EDITOR: Lord Jim, by Conrad, 1983; Victory, by Conrad, 1986; The Art of Literary Biography, 1995; Shakespearean Continuities, 1997. Address: Dept of English, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NE1 7RU, England.