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Simon Macdonald awarded Review of English Studies 2012 Essay Prize

 

Simon Macdonald (University College London), a former postdoctoral fellow at the Burney Centre, has been awarded the Review of English Studies essay prize for 2012 for his essay 'Identifying Mrs Meeke: Another Burney Family Novelist'. His essay focuses on the writer 'Mrs Meeke', the most prolific English-language novelist of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and demonstrates that she can be identified as Elizabeth Meeke, a step-sister of Frances Burney. In announcing the prize, the journal editor wrote that this was 'a terrific find, beautifully handled, and the judgment of the editors was unanimous'.

 

Macdonald, Simon. "The Review of English Studies Prize Essay: Identifying Mrs Meeke: Another Burney Family Novelist" Review of English Studies (2013) 64: 367-385.

 

First published online February 8, 2013 doi:10.1093/res/hgs141.





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