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Jamie Lynne Burgess, writer and teacher

Jamie Lynne Burgess

I am a writer and teacher based in New England.

I write and teach with a focus on connection: between ideas, across time, and especially among human beings.

Research Interests

Louisa May Alcott, the Alcott Family, & Their World

Food Politics & Representations of Farmers/Farming

Literary Impressionism

Medieval Literature: Dante & the Divine Comedy

Literary Readings of the Works of Taylor Swift

Presentations, Publications, & Media

July 2023 (Upcoming)

Louisa May Alcott's Search for Well-Being in Life and Narrative

“It’s All Vegetables!": Ethical and Sustainable Eating with Louisa May Alcott

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering

May 2023

Louisa May Alcott Society Panel for the 150th Anniversary of Work
Off the ‘Treadmill’: What Abigail Alcott’s Ethics Can Teach Us About Life After Capitalism

American Literature Association Annual Conference

July 2022

The Fruitlands Effect: How the Utopian Experiment Influenced Louisa May Alcott’s Life and Work

The Trustees of Reservations, Fruitlands Museum

July 2022

Where in the World Is Louisa May Alcott?
Old Story, New Ending: Crossing Transcendentalism with Ecofeminism in ‘Pauline’s Passion and Punishment’

Thoreau Society Annual Gathering


August 2021

Louisa May Alcott

Let Genius Burn

Lost Ladies of Lit Podcast

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