May 8, 2009

2009-10 Burke-Austen Scholar Named

Juliette Wells

Juliette Wells, a prominent Jane Austen scholar and associate professor of English literature at Manhattanville College, has been named Goucher College’s Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence for 2009-2010.

Wells has written many scholarly articles about Jane Austen, and has received numerous grants, fellowships, and academic honors. Wells is currently working on a book titled Everybody’s Jane: Austen in the Popular Imagination.

As Goucher College’s Burke Scholar-in-Residence, Wells has been awarded a weeklong research residency in February 2010 that will allow her to use the Julia Rogers Library’s extensive Jane Austen collection, which includes translations, critical studies, audiovisual materials, and literature about Austen’s life and times, as well as first and early editions of the author’s novels.

Goucher established the biennial Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence program in 2000 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the collection’s donation by Alberta Hirshheimer Burke, a Goucher alumna of the Class of 1928. A special feature in the collection is Alberta Burke’s own notebooks of Austen-related memorabilia and correspondence with Austen collectors and scholars.

For more information, read the Goucher press notice.


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