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Remembering Professor Nina Auerbach
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Kelly Writers House

On Tuesday, April 18, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM, the Department of English will host an event at Writers House (3805 Locust Walk) to remember and honor Professor Nina Auerbach, who passed away on February 3rd, 2017. This event will be composed of readings from Auerbach’s books and books she loved, personal recollections of her teaching, and creative pieces by members of the Department and by members of the audience who choose to share. We hope many of you will be able to attend this special evening.

Readings and reminiscences
Tuesday, April 18, 6:00PM
Kelly Writers House | 3805 Locust Walk
This event is free & open to the public

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NINA AUERBACH was the John Welsh Centennial Professor of English until her retirement in 2010. She published, lectured, and reviewed widely in the fields of Victorian literature, theater, cultural history, and horror fiction and film. Her books included Our Vampires, Ourselves; Private Theatricals: The Lives of the Victorians; Ellen Terry, Player in Her Time; Romantic Imprisonment: Women and Other Glorified Outcasts; Woman and the Demon: The Life of a Victorian Myth; and Communities of Women: An Idea in Fiction. Her book, Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress inaugurated the University of Pennsylvania Press series, "Personal Takes."  She receieved Guggenheim and Ford Foundation Fellowships as well as the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn. In 2000, she received the annual Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts.