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Chawton House Library reading room
Chawton House Library reading room

There are monthly seminars given by the Visiting Fellows at Chawton House Library.

The three Visiting Fellows for May will present their research at 2pm on Tuesday 23rd May at Chawton House Library.

Tea/coffee and cake will be provided.  All welcome.

Betty Schellenberg (BARS Fellowship) 
Betty Schellenberg, Professor of English at Simon Fraser University, Canada, will be the BARS visiting fellow at Chawton House Library in May 2017. During her residency she will explore 'Personal Miscellanies and Engagement with Print in the Domestic Library.' This research builds on her recently published study: Literary Coteries and the Making of Modern Print Culture, 1740-1790 (Cambridge, June 2016), in which she examines the interface between 18th-century manuscript-based literary networks and the print trade ( She has also recently published an edition of Correspondence Primarily on Sir Charles Grandison (1750-1754), a volume in the Cambridge Edition of the Correspondence of Samuel Richardson.

Tomoko Nakagawa (Jane Austen Society of Japan Fellowship) 
Tomoko Nakagawa is Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature at the University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo. She will take up her Jane Austen Society of Japan Fellowship at Chawton House Library in May 2017. The subject of her research during her residency period at Chawton will be 'Exploring confrontational dialogues in Mansfield Park and Frankenstein'. Details of her publications can be found on the website:  

Ann Huse
Ann Huse is Assistant Professor of English at John Jay College, City University of New York. Her residency at Chawton will be in May 2017 and the title of her research project will be 'The Place of Girls' Education in the Seventeenth Century: Bathsua Makin and Cultural Geography'. Further information about Ann's publications and research interests can be found on her departmental webpage:







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