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18th Connect’s New Director: Dr. Emily Friedman


Image of Doctor Emily Friedman We’re excited to announce that Dr. Emily Friedman, Associate Professor of English at Auburn University, has been appointed director of 18th Connect!

Dr. Friedman received her master’s degree from the University of York, England and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Missouri. In addition to her work with 18thConnect, Dr. Friedman is the creator of Manuscript Fiction in the Age of Print, 1750-1900, a digital project focused on collecting, describing, encoding, and researching fiction manuscripts unpublished in their author’s lifetime.

Emily’s research interests include the “very long” 18th century, the history of the book, print and manuscript culture, and much more. As director of 18thConnect, Dr. Friedman is looking forward to expanding our collection, improving the visual layout of the site, and updating its functionality.



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