Patricia Denison

Associate Provost

Senior Lecturer in English

Director of Undergraduate Studies, Drama & Theatre Arts (Columbia majors)

Patricia Denison teaches dramatic literature in the departments of English and Theatre at Barnard College. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Virginia and has published articles on Victorian drama, modern British drama, and American drama. Her edited collection of essays, John Osborne: A Casebook, was published in 1997, and she is currently finishing a book on Arthur W. Pinero and late-nineteenth century British drama: Pinero in Perspective: Victorian Theatre and Dramatic Modernism.

Academic Focus: 

Dramatic literature and Theatre Studies.


John Osborne: A Casebook, editor (Routledge, 1997).


412 Barnard Hall

Office Hours: 

On leave for the spring 2019 semester


Ph.D., University of Virginia
B.A., University of Maryland