Honorary Professorial Research Fellow, School of Humanities and Social Science; Editorial Advisory Board, Dickens Journals Online
Paul Schlicke has been Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen since 1989. Born in the United States, he took his BA from Stanford University, and his PhD from the University of California, San Diego, where he was a National Defense Education Act Fellow. A distinguished Victorianist, he has published extensively on Dickens: general editor of the Oxford Reader’s Companion to Dickens (1999), author of Dickens and Popular Entertainment (1985), compiler of the Dickens entry for the 3rd edition of the Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (1999) and co-compiler of The Old Curiosity Shop: An Annotated Bibliography (1988). He has edited Hard Times (1989) and Nicholas Nickleby (1990) for World’s Classics, The Old Curiosity Shop (1995) for Everyman, and The Pickwick Papers for British Heritage Database (2002), and published numerous articles in the Dickensian, Dickens Quarterly, Studies in English Literature and Dickens Studies Annual. He has just completed the editing of the Clarendon edition of Sketches by Boz, using the original periodical versions of the sketches, which have never before been reprinted. He is also a past President of the international Dickens Fellowship (2003-2005), of the Dickens Society of America (1994) and is currently Chairman of the trustees of the Charles Dickens Museum.