Lorna Clark

Degrees:MA (University of London) BA, PhD (University of Toronto)
Email:Lorna.Clark@carleton.ca
Office:1907 Dunton Tower

Areas of Specialization:

Early women writers, eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, novel as genre, life-writing, manuscript editing, Frances Burney, Jane Austen.

Grants, honours and awards (recent):

2016–17  Bodleian Libraries, Visiting Fellowship

2013        Research Grant, Carleton University

2007–10  Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Standard Research Grant

Current Research Projects:

The Letters of Dr. Charles Burney.  Vol. 2.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  General editor Peter Sabor.  Oxford: Clarendon Press, forthcoming.

Books:

Sophia Elizabeth Burney.  “Works” and “Novels, Plays, and Poems.”  Ed. Lorna J. Clark with Sarah Rose Smith.  Sydney, Australia: Juvenilia Press, 2016.

The Diary of Lucy Kennedy (1793–1816).  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  Vol. 3 of Memoirs of the Court of George III.  Gen. Ed. Michael Kassler.  London: Pickering and Chatto, 2015.

The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney.  Vol 3.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark. Gen. ed. Peter Sabor.  Oxford: Clarendon  Press, 2014.  Nominated for the ASECS Louis Gottschalk Prize and the MLA Morton N. Cohen Award.

The Court Journals and Letters of Frances Burney.  Vol 4.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark. Gen. ed. Peter Sabor. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2014.  Nominated for the ASECS Louis Gottschalk Prize and the MLA Morton N. Cohen Award.

Sarah Harriet Burney.  The Romance of Private Life.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  London: Pickering and Chatto, 2008.

A Celebration of Frances Burney.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.

The Letters of Sarah Harriet Burney.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1997.   Nominated for the MLA Morton N. Cohen Award and the British Council Prize.

Recent Articles, Essays and Chapters (last 10 years only):

Entries on Clarentine (1796), Geraldine Fauconberg (1808); Traits of Nature (1812), Tales of Fancy (1816–20).  In The Cambridge Guide to the Eighteenth-Century Novel, 1660–1820.  Ed. April London (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017), commissioned.

“The Scandalous Sister: The Literary Legacy of Sarah Harriet Burney.”   Eighteenth-Century Life (Special Issue: April 2017), under submission.

“An ambitious and quixotic series: the ever-shifting role of the editor.”  Editing Women’s Writing 16701840.  Ed. Amy Culley and Anna M. Fitzer. Chawton Studies in Scholarly Editing.  Gen. Ed. Stephen Bending and Stephen Bygrave.  London: Routledge, 2016.

 “Burney’s methods of narrating the court experience.”  Journal of Eighteenth-Century Studies (under submission).

“Frances Burney.”  The Ashgate Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers.  Ed. Ann M. Hawkins and Maura Ives.  Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.

“Sarah Harriet Burney.”  The Ashgate Research Companion to Romantic Women Writers.  Ed. Ann M. Hawkins and Maura Ives.  Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, 2016.

“Betty Rizzo and Burney Scholars.”  Eighteenth-Century Intelligencer 28.2 (2014). 36.

“Hidden Talents: Women Writers in the Burney Family.”  Women, Gender, and Print Culture in Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Memory of Betty Rizzo.  Ed. Temma Berg and Sonia Kane.  Bethlehem, Pennsylvania: Lehigh Press, 2013.  145‒66.

“Dating the Undated: Layers of Narrative in Frances Burney’s Court Journals.”  Life-writing Annual 3 (2012).  121‒42.

“A Study in Dialogue: Frances Burney attends the Warren Hastings Trial.”  The Burney Journal 11 (2010‒11).  7‒22.

“Epistolarity in Frances Burney.”  The Age of Johnson, 20 (2010).  193‒222.

“George Eliot and the Female Tradition: A Source Study.”  George Eliot Review 40 (2009).  38-48.

“Frances and Sarah Harriet Burney.”  A Celebration of Frances Burney.  Ed. Lorna J. Clark.  Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007.  38‒56.

“Frances Burney: The Afterlife.”  The Cambridge Companion to Frances Burney.  Ed. Peter Sabor.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  163‒79.

Electronic Publications:

Author biography on Chawton House Library & Study Centre

Contributor to Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online edition.