Robert Patten

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Robert Patten
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Institute of English Studies
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Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
English Literature, History of the book
United Kingdom
Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

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04-Jan-2018 Charles Dickens and His Publishers


Robert L. Patten, Charles Dickens and His Publishers, 2nd edn. revised and enlarged (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017)

01-Jan-2012 Charles Dickens and “Boz”: The Birth of the Industrial-Age Author


Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012.

01-Jan-2012 Dickens and Victorian Print Cultures

Edited Book

Ed. Robert L. Patten. A Library of Essays on Charles Dickens, gen. ed. Catherine Waters. Farnham Surrey, Burlington VT: Ashgate, 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'A Tale of Four Cities Conference'

Conference papers

Dickens Quarterly 29, 2 (June 2012): 175-177.

Relevant Events

Related events:

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01-Jan-2012 'Dickens Today'

Kettner club, National Liberal Club. 15 February, 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Do Serialized Stories Ever End? The Case of Great Expectations'

University of Kent. 29 February 2012

01-Jan-2012 Seminar on Great Expectations

One-day seminar for Birkbeck (UoL) postgraduates and faculty. 10 March 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'The One and the Many'

Plenary Lecture. Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press. University of Buckingham. 28-31 March 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens, Cruikshanks, and London'

Guildhall Library Lecture Series. 11 April 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens, Phiz, and Memory'

Guildhall Library Lecture Series. 18 April 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens and Trollope: Phiz and Millais'

Guildhall Library Lecture Series. 25 April 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens in the 21st Century: What Makes Him Great and What Does He Mean to Us Now?'

Islington Museum. 12 April 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Pry-ing'

Plenary lecture. Cradled in Caricature conference. University of Kent. 27 April 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'The Visual and the Verbal in Victorian Texts'

English Department, Courtauld Institute of Art, and Music Department, King’s College, University of London. 14 May 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Authorial Branding in the Victorian Era'

School of Advanced Study Dean's Seminar. 16 May 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'In Search of Boz'

University of Aberdeen Library. 17 May 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens and Poverty'

Two-day seminar for Syracuse University. 29-30 May 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Deconstructing Authorship'

Dickens! Author and Authorship in 2012 conference. University of California, Santa Cruz. 28 July 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Dickens and London'

Rotherhithe and Bermondsey Local History Society. 25 January 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'The Uncommercial Crosses Thresholds'

Tale of Four Cities conference. Château d’Hardelot. 5 February 2012.

01-Jan-2012 'Reflections on "A Tale of Four Cities" and the Dickensian at 200 Years and One Day'

A Tale of Four Cities conference. 8 February 2012.

01-Jan-2011 'Toast to the Immortal Memory'

Dickens Fellowship. National Liberal Club. 7 February, 2012.

01-Jan-2011 'A Tale of A Tale of Two Cities'

BBC Radio 4. 29 December 2011

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