Gillian Dow is Executive Director of Chawton House Library and Associate Professor in English at the University of Southampton. Uses of Austen: Jane’s Afterlives (2012), edited with Clare Hanson, shows how Austen’s life and work is being re-framed and re-imagined in twentieth- and twenty-first-century literature and culture. Her most recent edited collection, with Jennie Batchelor, is Feminisms, Fictions, Futures: Women’s Writing 1660–1830 (Palgrave, 2016).
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