Robert Patten

Robert L. Patten, the Lynette S. Autrey Professor Emeritus of Humanities at Rice University, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK, and 2012 Scholar in Residence at the Charles Dickens Museum, is author of dozens of articles and reviews on nineteenth-century British literature.  As part of the City of London’s program of events to celebrate Dickens during the bicentenary of his birth, Professor Patten was invited to lecture, teach seminars, record programs for BBC and videos for Cityread.  He is author oftGeorge Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art; Charles Dickens and His Publishers; and Charles Dickens and “Boz”: The Birth of the Industrial-Age Author; and co-editor of Literature in the Marketplace: Nineteenth-Century British Publishing and Reading Practices.

(Spring & Fall 2001, Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Spring 2013)