Dr Jonathan Patterson

Director of Studies in Modern Languages

BA (Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), PhD (Cambridge)

Dr Patterson joined Oxford in 2013. He is a Departmental Lecturer in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and a Tutor in French at St Edmund Hall. He has fifteen years of teaching experience in universities in the UK and in France. His research currently focuses on early modern French literature and its intersection with law and bureaucracy. He is the author of Villainy in France (1463-1610): A Transcultural Study of Law and Literature (OUP, 2021), and Representing Avarice in Late Renaissance France (OUP, 2015).

Dr Patterson I teaches French at all undergraduate levels, mostly literature within his specialist area (C16-18th), but also translation. He run a law and literature course for masters students and a comparative literature version of it for visiting students from the US. He regularly supervises undergraduate disserations and masters dissertations.

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