M.E.J. Hughes

Jane Hughes is a lecturer in English and has been a Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge, since 1987. She has written on parody and satire and is interested in the connections between medieval and contemporary writing. She is currently writing a history of satire and editing a twelfth-century book of advice to a young man about making his way in London. One of the directors of the Magdalene Festival, she plays a key role in opening up access to many of the intellectual resources of the College and of Cambridge to a wide range of people. She edited, with John Mole and Nick Seddon, the millennium volume Figures of Speech: An Anthology of Magdalene Writers.