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Friends of the Library

The Friends of the Goucher College Library are alumnae/i, faculty, students, library staff, and others who enjoy a common bond: a passion for communicating the importance of the library within the intellectual setting of Goucher College.

Spring 2008 - Annual Meeting

"Jane Austen, Jane Porter, and Bath"
A lecture by Devoney Looser
2008 Burke Scholar-in-Residence
Wednesday, March 5, 2008,  7:30 pm
Merrick Lecture Hall


2008 Burke Scholar-in-Residence Devoney Looser, author of British Women Writers and the Writing of History, 1670-1820,  uses the correspondence of Austen contemporary Jane Porter to hypothesize about Jane Austen's experiences in Bath, England.

Associate Professor of English and literature coordinator at the University of Missouri-Columbia, Dr. Looser completed a research residency in the Jane Austen Collection of Goucher’s Julia Rogers Library from March 3 to 7, 2008. 

A dedicated Austen scholar, Looser edited the collection Jane Austen and Discourses of Feminism, and she has written numerous articles on the author, including ’I Always Take the Part of My Own Sex’ Emma’s Mrs. Elton and the Rights of Women, "Old Dogs and New Tricks: Austen’s Female Elders, Jane Austen ‘Responds’ to the Men’s Movement, andJane Austen, Feminist Literary Criticism, and a Fourth ‘R’: Reassessment. She has contributed to recent books on Austen as the author of chapters such as Jane Austen in the Twenty-First Century, Reading Jane Austen and Rewriting ‘Herstory,’ and Feminist Implications of the Silver Screen Austen. Among other projects, Looser is also now working on two book-length projects: British Women Writers and Old Age, 1750-1850 and Another Jane: Jane Porter, Austen’s Contemporary.                   

Fall 2007 - The Cone Sister

The Cone Sister

Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 8 p.m.
Dunnock Theater, Meyerhoff Arts Center


Vivienne Shub  performs The Cone Sister, a play by Naomi Greenberg-Slovin. The one-woman show chronicles the lives of renowned art collectors Etta and Claribel Cone. 


Fall 2007 - Memory and Story: Nancy Patz

Memory and Story: Nancy Patz

Thursday, November 29, 2007
Kelley Lecture Hall, Goucher College

A program and panel discussion will celebrate the gift to Goucher College of the Nancy Patz collection, consisting of materials from the professional life and art career of the noted children's book author and illustrator.

Reception and Art Exhibit, 7 p.m.

Panel Discussion: Memory and Story, 7:30 p.m.

Nancy Patz, keynote speaker
Tara Tappert, project archivist
Rick Pringle, professor of psychology
Uta Larkey, assistant professor of German

The program is sponsored by Friends of the Goucher College Library and Goucher Hillel.

See the Goucher press release.


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