At the recent Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Annual General Meeting in Washington, D.C., Dr. Alice Villaseñor participated in a special panel featuring the JASNA International Visitor Program. This fellowship program selects one Canadian or United States member of JASNA to travel to England during the summer to work on an “Austen Project” in partnership with the Jane Austen House Museum, the Library for British Women Writers, and the UK Jane Austen Society. Dr. Villaseñor has a long history with this program. She served as the second JASNA International Visitor in 2006. And in 2011, she joined the committee that chooses each year’s fellowship recipient. She also chaired the committee from 2012-2015.


Dr. Villaseñor spoke about the research projects at the Jane Austen House Museum, the Chawton House Library for British Women Writers, the Bodleian Library (Oxford), and the Hampshire Records Office that she began during her time as the JASNA International Visitor. She also provided advice to potential applicants regarding how to prepare strong applications for this competitive fellowship program.


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