Barbara Wenner

Barbara Wenner

Emerita

Associate Professor, Emerita

McMicken Hall

37B

A&S Eng&CL Emeriti - 0069

Professional Summary

Barbara Britton Wenner teaches courses in literature,with particular interest in Jane Austen, the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British novel and early travel narratives by women. She edited a scholarly edition of  A Journey to the Highlands of Scotland by a Lady (1776) for Valancourt Publishing Company in 2010.  Her book, Prospect and Refuge: The Landscape of Jane Austen (London: Ashgate Press) was published in 2006. Wenner addressed the Aphra Behn Society of Europe at the University of Vienna in 2010.  She has also spoken at the Jane Austen Society of North America and at the Jane Austen Society of Australia conferences and published several articles in Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society and in Sensibilities: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society of Australia. She is presently working on a book-length project entitled "Parts Beyond the Sea: Foreign Landscapes as Perceived by Early British Women Travelers."

Education

Ph.D.: University of Cincinnati 1993

Research and Practice Interests

Jane Austen, late eighteenth-century British women novelists, Environment in Literature

Abbreviated Publications

Peer Reviewed Publications

"The World in Highbury." Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society (2008).

"On the Trail of Jane Austen’s Letters." Persuasions: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society (2006).

"Does the Place ‘Make’ Fanny—or does Fanny ‘Make’ the Place?" Sensibilities: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society of Australia (2006).

"Portsmouth: Confinement and Escape." Sensibilities: The Journal of the Jane Austen Society of Australia (2006).

"'I have just learnt to love a hyacinth’: Jane Austen’s Heroines in their Novelistic Landscape." Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 24 (2003).

"’Four White Cows Disposed at Equal Distances’ to the ‘Fine, Shady Bower’: Importance of Place in the Juvenilia." Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal 23 (2002).

"Jane Austen and the Bermuda Triangle." JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America (2000).

"Fare from the Madding Crowd." Teaching English in the Two-Year College (1999).

"Tales of Two Classes: Basic Writers and Their Perceptions of the Academy." Research and Teaching in Developmental Education (1997).

"Enclaves of Civility amidst Clamorous Impertinence: Will as Reflected in the Landscape of Emma." The European Romantic Review (1997).

"The Tutor-Student-Teacher Conference." The Writing Lab Newsletter (1996).

Book

Prospect and Refuge in the Landscape of Jane Austen. Ashgate Press, 2006.

Bravo!:An Anthology of Prize-Winning Student Essays. Mc-Graw Hill Publishers, 1999.

Scholarly Edition of Journey to the Highlands of Scotland by a Lady (Valancourt P.: 2010)

Book Chapter

"Attending to the Margins." Skin Deep: Toward an Equality of Disclosure., 1999.

Review

"Life in the 18th-Century Fast Lane." JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America. (2007).

"A Do-It-Yourself guide through the Landscape of Austen." JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America. (2004).

"Soldier of the Raj."Rev. of Six Degrees of Separation: The Jane Austen Game JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America. (2003).

Rev. of Domestic Virtues and National Importance—A Review of Maritime Fiction by John Peck JASNA News: The Newsletter of the Jane Austen Society of North America. (2002).

Presentations

Invited Presentations

Barbara Britton Wenner (2010. ) From Aphra Behn to Anna Maria Falconbridge: Views of Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World .Aphra Behn Society of Europe, University of Vienna. Conference. . Level:International

Keywords

19th-Century British Novel 18th-Century literature Jane Austen Regency Women Travel Writers