Robert Lowry Patten Award
The Robert Lowry Patten Award, established in 2012, is given in
alternate years to either the best recent study in
nineteenth-century British literary studies or the best recent
study in British literary studies of the Restoration and Eighteenth
Century. The award consists of a certificate to the author
and the publishing house and a monetary award to the author.
The Patten award was created to honor the distinguished
scholarly career of Bob Patten, who for more than forty years was a
professor of English at Rice University, and who for nearly thirty
of those years was either editor or publisher and executive editor
of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900.
The award, made possible largely through gifts from Professor
Patten's colleagues and friends, is managed by SEL Studies in
English Literature 1500-1900. Those seeking more
information about the award process, or information on how to
donate to the award fund, should contact SEL at
713-348-4697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2016 Award Recipient:
Michel W. Pharand, Ellen L. Hawman, Mary S. Millar, Sandra den Otter, and M. G. Wiebe
for their contribution to nineteenth-century British literary studies
Benjamin Disraeli Letters: 1868, Volume 10
University of Toronto Press
Read the full press release here.
Previous Award Recipients: 2015: Peter de Bolla, King's College, Cambridge University The Architecture of Concepts: The Historical Formation of Human Rights, Fordham University Press
2014: Leah Price, Harvard University
How to Do Things with Books in Victorian London, Princeton University Press *
2013: Thomas Lockwood, University of Washington
Henry Fielding Plays, Vol. 3: 1734–1742, Oxford University Press
* 2012: Simon Goldhill, King's College, Cambridge University
Victorian Culture and Classical Antiquity: Art, Opera, Fiction, and the Proclamation of Modernity, Princeton University Press