JASNA-NY member, Professor Juliette Wells is the Goucher College Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence for 2009-2010. She gave a lecture titled “For the Love of Jane Austen” on Wednesday, February 17, at 7 p.m. in the Batza Room of the Athenaeum. Juliette discussed why present-day Austen fans so often choose to feature the author in their fiction and nonfiction writing.
Juliette is a prominent Jane Austen scholar and associate professor of English literature at Manhattanville College. Those of JASNA-NY who attended the regional meeting on March 6 in Manhattanville, had the pleasure of hearing her talk about Mrs. Burke.