Julia Prewitt Brown

Professor of English at Boston University, Julia Prewitt Brown is the author of
The Bourgeois Interior: How the Middle Class Imagines Itself in Literature and Film (2008), Cosmopolitan Criticism: Oscar Wilde’s Philosophy of Art (1997), A Reader’s Guide to the Nineteenth Century English Novel (1985; Japanese translation, 1987), and Jane Austen’s Novels: Social Change and Literary Form (1979). She has been the recipient of a Mellon Foundation Grant at Harvard University and the North American Scholar Award, given by the Jane Austen Society. Currently working on a book on the films of John Schlesinger, she has published articles on Midnight Cowboy  (Modern Fiction Studies, Fall 2013), Sunday Bloody Sunday (CineAction, Fall  2015), and has another forthcoming in the Journal of Popular Film and Television on questions of nationality and national allegiance in Schlesinger’s films of the Reagan-Thatcher years, and on the theme of national identity in four Schlesinger films of the Reagan/Thatcher years (The Journal of Popular Film and Television, No. 1, 2016).

Brown welcomes email exchange with readers interested in Schlesinger’s films.  jpbrown@bu.edu