Nina Auerbach

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Nina Auerbach (born 1943) is the John Welsh Centennial Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. Her special area of concentration is nineteenth-century England. She has published, lectured, and reviewed widely in the fields of Victorian literature, theater, cultural history, and horror fiction and film.

Her books include 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 (Harvard University Press). Her most recent book, Daphne du Maurier, Haunted Heiress (2000, ISBN 0812235304), inaugurates the University of Pennsylvania Press series, Personal Takes. Her current project is Lost Lives, a study of ghosts and their purposes. She is the co-editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and many of her articles have appeared in Norton Critical Editions, most notably in the works of Jane Austen.

Nina Auerbach has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Ford Foundation Fellowship as well as the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. In 2000, she received the annual Distinguished Scholarship Award from the International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts. She was educated at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and took an M.A. and Ph.D from Columbia University in the City of New York.

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