Duncan Wu is a British academic and biographer. From 2000-2008, Wu was Professor of English Language and Literature at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford, England. He is now the Raymond Wagner Professor of Literary Studies in the English Department at Georgetown University in Washington DC. Wu joined St Catherine’s in 2000 as University Lecturer, and in 2003 became Professor of English Language and Literature. Before that, he was Reader and then Professor of English Literature at the University of Glasgow, 1995–2000, prior to this he was a Research Fellow of the British Academy, 1991-4. He is Vice-Chairman of the Keats–Shelley Memorial Association and The Charles Lamb Society, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and a founder member and former Chairman of The Hazlitt Society.