Patrick Vincent


Patrick Vincent is Professor of English and American literature at the University of Neuchâtel, where he teaches courses on 19th and 20th century British and American 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. From 2011 to 2013, he served as dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, and he was a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley in 2013-14. He also regularly teaches at the University of Lausanne.
His research interests include the long Romantic period, from Rousseau to Ruskin (1750-1850); 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, especially liberalism and republicanism; literature and environment; and twentieth-century American poetry.

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