This video features Kathryn Sutherland, Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism at the University of Oxford, talking about the Jane Austen Fiction Manuscripts Project.
Kathryn is currently Professor of Biliography and Textual Criticism at the University of Oxford. Her research interests include English and Scottish Literatures of the Romantic period, textual criticism, and the effects and values attached to handwritten, printed or digital documents. She is a member of the Advisory Board for the British Library’s ‘Discovering Literature’ and a trustee of Jane Austen’s House Museum. Alongside her work on the Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts project, her current research as a Leverhulme Major Research Fellow is the study of the papers and literary manuscripts of novelists such as Walter Scott and Mary Shelley, and adapting new research methods to obtain a deeper understanding of the manuscripts themselves.