Alina Aulbur: Burney Society UK President’s Prize Winner

Alina Aulbur

Alina Aulbur was awarded the President’s Prize at this year’s 30th anniversary Burney Society UK Conference in Greenwich. The Burney Society UK is dedicated to the study and celebration of the entire Burney family and its history, especially the life and works of Frances Burney – styled the “Mother of English Fiction” by Virginia Woolf. The prize was awarded by society president Peter Sabor for her paper on “Frances Burney’s Literary Exploration: Masculine Women, Female Wits”, in which Alina Aulbur examines Burney’s development of the female wit as a character type that enables the author to subversively contribute to critical discourses on eighteenth-century society.