Patrick Vincent

Patrick Vincent is Professor of English and American literature at the University of Neuchâtel, where he teaches courses on 19th-21st century literature and culture. Originally from the Canton of Vaud in Switzerland, he grew up in Great Britain and the United States. He received a bachelor's degree in International Relations from Georgetown University and a Ph.D in Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis.
His research interests include the long Romantic period, from Rousseau to Ruskin (1750-1850); Anglo-Swiss relations; landscape aesthetics; travel literature; cultural exchanges between Great Britain, Europe and America; women's writing; cultural history of the Alps and mountaineering; literature and political theory; literature and the environment; and twentieth-century American poetry.

His recent books include Romanticism, Republicanism, and the Swiss Myth (CUP; 2023) and the Cambridge History of European Romantic Literature (forthcoming 2023). He is currently researching a project on John Ruskin and the Alps. 

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