Joel
J.
Brattin
Professor of English
Education
AB University of Michigan 1978
PhD Stanford University 1985
Expert Bio

Professor Brattin's work focuses on Charles Dickens’s notes, manuscripts, and early printed editions, which afford a unique view of his creative process. He also studies Jimi Hendrix, who Prof. Brattain calls an "electric guitar genius, who left an extraordinary legacy: an archive of music, live and in the recording studio, of remarkable breadth and depth."

Media Coverage

Woodstock Memories, 50 Years Later

Telegram.com

In this front-page article, the Telegram & Gazette interviewed and photographed English Professor and internationally renowned Hendrix expert Joel Brattin. “When Hendrix’s guitar sings ‘bombs bursting in air,’ you hear not only the bombs, but you hear the cries of agony of the people on the ground who are experiencing those bombs,” Brattin told the T&G. “There’s a strong amount of political content, even if it’s nonverbal.”

Dickens Collection at WPI

Worcester News Tonight

Worcester News Tonight stopped by WPI to talk with Joel Brattin, professor of English, and Arthur Carlson, assistant director of archives, about the Dan and Alice Ryan Dickens collection, which will be included in the Gordon Library's Fellman Collection of Dickens artifacts. 

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