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Susan Fraiman is Professor of English at the University of Virginia, where she has taught since 1987. She received a B.A. from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from Columbia University. Her areas of expertise include gender studies, film, and the British novel—Jane Austen in particular. She is the author of Unbecoming Women: British Women Writers and the Novel of Development (Columbia, 1993) and Cool Men and the Second Sex (Columbia, 2003). Her articles on topics from Edith Wharton to Quentin Tarantino have appeared in major scholarly journals. Fraiman is the editor of the Norton Critical Edition of Austen’s Northanger Abbey (2004) and the Copia Annotated E-reader Edition of Pride and Prejudice (2011). She has made several radio appearances—among them, a Diane Rehm show devoted to Charlotte Bronte’s Villette. Her travel experiences include accompanying a group of students to Ireland and helping with construction efforts in Haiti. Outside the classroom, she works out, volunteers, and goes English country dancing (the kind they do in Jane Austen movies). Both of her SAS courses will follow our itinerary, exploring literary and cinematic texts from Mexico to Morocco.