Emma Inspires

Scholars from all over the world travel to Goucher College Library to conduct research in the Jane Austen Collection. The Collection, through the generous donations of Alberta Hirshheimer Burke ’28 and Barbara Winn Adams, has grown to over 2,000 volumes and 100 linear feet of manuscript and archival records. This bibliographical list highlights some of the major publications and exhibits resulting from research in the Goucher College Library Collection relating to Emma.

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    Reading Austen in America

    Juliette Wells

    Wells

    2017.10.05

    Includes a full treatment of the publication of Mathew Carey’s 1816 Philadelphia edition of Emma, answering many of the questions posed by David Gilson (2002), as well as an in-depth study of the Countess of Dalhousie’s reading and book ownership.

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    The 1816 Philadelphia Emma: A Forgotten Edition and Its Readers

    Juliette Wells

    Wells

    2016.06.00

    Offers an overview of the publication of Mathew Carey’s 1816 Philadelphia edition of Emma, plus evidence of its reception by  early nineteenth-century American readers.

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    Curating Will & Jane

    Janine Barchas and Kristina Straub

    Barchas

    2016.04.01

    Accompanies the Folger Shakespeare Library’s exhibit “Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity,” August 6 to November 6, 2016, which featured both rare editions and ephemera from Goucher College Library.

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    Jane Austen’s Emma at 200: From English Village to Global Appeal

    Gillian Dow

    Dow

    2016.03.21

    A wide-ranging examination of the publication and international reception of Emma, which included letters exchanged a between the Goucher collector Alberta Burke and the Austen bibliographer David Gilson.

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    Emma as Medieval Queen: Jane Austen’s Glorification of Female Hospitality

    Kathleen Anderson

    Anderson

    2016.02.17

    A new interpretation, drawn from a book project on Austen’s heroines, of Emma Woodhouse as embodying ancient English ideals of welcome.

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    Emma

    Juliette Wells (Editor)

    Wells

    2015.09.29

    A reader-friendly annotated edition of Emma that includes images from the historic editions at Goucher College Library.

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    Translations

    Gillian Dow

    Dow

    2015.09.00

    An overview of Emma in translation from Austen’s day until ours, with several images of book covers drawn from the Goucher collection.

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    Jane Austen Cover to Cover: 200 Years of Classic Book Covers

    Margaret C. Sullivan

    Sullivan

    2014.11.11

    A lavishly illustrated tour of how Austen's novels have been packaged, with many full-color examples from the Goucher College Library collection.

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    Translating Austen; or When Jane Goes Abroad

    Gillian Dow

    Dow

    2012.02.07

    Gillian Dow discusses the effect of quintessential "Englishness" on the translation of Austen's works into other languages and cultures. As associate professor and lecturer of English literature at the University of Southampton in the United Kingdom, Dow has extensively lectured and published about Austen and her works. Two of Dow's upcoming publishing projects concern Austen's writings in translation, how the author's language is constructed by her translators, and the global reception of her adapted works.

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    How Emma Travels: By Letters, Hands, and Libraries

    Sarah Kendall

    Kendall

    2012.02.00

    A research essay by then-undergraduate student Sarah Kendall, completed for an English/Book Studies course in archival methods at Goucher College.

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    For the Love of Jane Austen

    Juliette Wells

    Wells

    2010.02.17

    Juliette Wells, Goucher College's Burke Jane Austen Scholar-in-Residence for 2009-2010, discusses why present-day Austen fans so often choose to feature the author in their fiction and nonfiction writing.

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    Jane Austen’s ‘Emma’ in America

    David Gilson

    Gilson

    2002.11.01

    A collation of the first London (December 1815) and first and second Philadelphia (1816 and 1833) editions of Emma, with a statement of what was then yet to be discovered about Carey’s 1816 publication.