Professor Robert Patten: Dickens and "Boz"

Thursday 24 May 2012

Charles Dickens and Boz book cover

Professor Robert Patten's new book Charles Dickens and "Boz": The Birth of the Industrial-Age Author has recently been published by Cambridge University Press. Copies are available to order online from the Cambridge University Press website

Professor Robert Patten (Rice University) is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute. He is the author of Charles Dickens and His Publishers and George Cruikshank’s Life, Times, and Art, which was chosen by the Guardian as the best biography of the decade. He has held Fulbright, Guggenheim, and NEH fellowships and serves as editor of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500–1900. He has been a fellow at the National Humanities Center and at the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He currently is president of the Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing and is a Phi Beta Kappa Couper Scholar. Professor Patten teaches courses in 19th-century British literature and art, the European novel, and the history of the book.