Past Event

Writing Inside and Outside the Academy with Professor Jenny Davidson

February 16, 2024
1:10 PM - 2:25 PM
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417 IAB, Altschul Auditorium

Professor Davidson will be joining Dr. Nicole B. Wallack, Director of the UWP for a conversation about her compositional practices, her history as both a scholarly and creative writer, learn about how she came to write a key piece of research, and take questions from attendees on a wide range of topics. No preparation is necessary!

About our guest:

Jenny Davidson writes about eighteenth-century literature and culture; other interests include British cultural and intellectual history and the contemporary novel in English. She is the author of four novels, Heredity (2003),The Explosionist (2008), Invisible Things (2010), and The Magic Circle (2013). She has published two books about eighteenth-century literature, Hypocrisy and the Politics of Politeness: Manners and Morals from Locke to Austen (Cambridge, 2004) and Breeding: A Partial History of the Eighteenth Century (Columbia, 2009). Reading Style: A Life in Sentences was published in 2014 and Reading Jane Austen in 2017.   She has just finished drafting a book with the working title Broken Things: My Father, Edward Gibbon and the Ruins of Rome. In 2020, she released her edition of an unpublished novel, The Duchess of Angus, written in the 1950s and set in 1940s San Antonio. Honors include a Lenfest Distinguished Teaching Award (2005), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2005-2006), the Mark Van Doren Teaching Award (2010) and a fellowship at Columbia’s Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris (2018-2019).

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