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Department of English Language and Literature


Patrick Scott

Title: Distinguished Professor Emeritus
Department: English Language and Literature
College of Arts and Sciences
Resources: Personal Website


PhD, University of Edinburgh, 1976

Areas of Specialization 

   Scottish Literature
   Victorian Literature
   History of the Book, Bibliography, Textual Editing
   Rhetoric, History of English Studies
   African literature

Professional Accolades 

   Elected Honorary Fellow, Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2015
   Honorary Research Fellow in Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow, 2013-
   Honorary Life Member, Thomas Cooper Society, 2011
   Honorary Member, Burns Club of Atlanta, 2010-
   Lucy Hampton Bostick Award, 2008
   Michael J. Mungo Undergraduate Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, 2004
   Leab Award (ALA/ACRL), 1999

Current Research Projects 

Editor, Studies in Scottish Literature, with Tony Jarrells, since 2012 (from vol. 37)

Selected Publications

   • co-ed., Poems by a Lady, by Helen Craik, edited from the Beinecke Manuscript (Association for Scottish Literary Studies, 2023).
   • advisory ed., Robert Burns, 1759-1796: Literary Criticism 1400-1800, vol 311 (Gale, 2023).
    ed., Robert Louis Stevenson: A Documentary Volume (Gale, 2021)
    ed., The Ghost at the Feast: Religion and Scottish Literary Criticism (Scottish Literature Series, 2020)
   advisory ed., "Robert Burns, 1759-1796," in Poetry Criticism, vol 218 (Gale, 2019), 1-237.
   ed., Robert Burns: A Documentary Volume (Gale, 2018)
   co-ed. Selected Essays on Robert Burns, by G. Ross Roy (Scottish Literature Series, 2018)
   co-auth., The Kilmarnock Burns: A Census (Scottish Literature Series, 2017)
    co-ed, The Complete Poems of Gavin Turnbull Online (Centre for Digital Humanities, 2015)
   ed., The Prayer of Holy Willie, A Canting, hypocritical, Kirk Elder, by Robert Burns (Scottish Poetry Reprints, 2015)
   ed., A Bard Unkend: Selected Poems in the Scottish Dialect, by Gavin Turnbull (Scottish Poetry Reprints, 2015)
   co-ed,, Robert Burns & Friends (USC Libraries, 2012)
   ed., The City of the Jugglers, by William North (Univ. of South Carolina Press, 2008)
   ed., Treasure Island, by Robert Louis Stevenson (Signet/NAL, 2008, 7th printing 2012; new ed, 2016)
   text. ed., Amours de Voyage, by A.H.Clough (Barbarian Press, 2007)
    Duncan Glen and Akros: forty years of a Scottish press (Thomas Cooper Library,  2002)
    Hemingway and the Thirties: An Exhibition from the Speiser & Easterling-Hallman Collection (Thomas Cooper Library,  2001)
    The Heart of a Great University: Charting Two Hundred Years of USC Libraries  (Thomas Cooper Library,  2001)
    John Milton and Seventeenth-Century Culture: An Exhibition (Thomas Cooper Library,  2000)
    'The Biographical Part of Literature': An Exhibition (Thomas Cooper Library,  1998)
    The Great War: An Exhibition  (Thomas Cooper Library,  1997)
    co-auth., Thomas Carlyle (1795-1882): A Bicentenary Exhibition (Thomas Cooper Library,  1995)
    Alfred Tennyson (1808-1892): An Exhibition (Division of Special Libraries, 1992)
   assoc. ed., Language and Literature of Early Scotland (CEMRS, 1992)
   co-ed., Culture and Education in Victorian England (Bucknell Univ. Press, 1990)
   ed., "Victorians on Rhetoric and Prose Style," in Dictionary of Literary Biography, vol 57  (Gale, 1987), 375-509.
   ed,, The Origin of Species, by Charles, Lord Neaves (Scottish Poetry Reprints, 1986)
   The Early Editions of Arthur Hugh Clough (Garland, 1977)
   ed,, The Bothie of Toper-na-fuosich, by A.H.Clough (Univ. of Queensland Press, 1976)
   ed,, Amours de Voyage, by A.H.Clough (Univ. of Queensland Press, 1974)
   ed,, Victorian Poetry, 1830-1870 (Longman, 1971; 4th printing, 1976)
   Tennyson’s Enoch Arden: A Victorian Best-Seller (Tennyson Society, 1970)

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Director, Rare Books & Special Collections, University of South Carolina Libraries, 1996-2011

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