Elaine Showalter

Professor of English, Emeritus

Since retiring in 2003, Elaine Showalter  has been dividing her time between Washington, D.C. and London, where she was recently elected a Fellow of the Royal Society Of Literature.  In 2012, she also received an honorary degree from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and won  the Truman Capote Award for Literary Criticism for A Jury of Her Peers: American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet  to Annie Proulx. She also attended her fiftieth class reunion at Bryn Mawr and spoke at the Colony Club  in New York with Joyce Carol Oates. Elaine is currently working on a biography of Julia Ward Howe to be published by Simon & Schuster.