Luther senior Jacobson to be published in University of Nottingham journal

Luther College senior Kari Jacobson will be published in the University of Nottingham School of English's online journal Innervate.

Innervate aims to publish leading undergraduate work in English studies that sparks interdisciplinary conversations within the university and society. Chosen as one of the best undergraduate English essays of the year, Jacobson's paper will appear in the 2019-2020 edition of the journal and can be read online, https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/english/teachinglearning/innervate/index.aspx.

Jacobson wrote the essay, "Wilde, James, and Narratives of Authorial Self-Fashioning," for her spring semester course, Oscar Wilde and Henry James: British Aestheticism and Commodity Culture, that she took as part of Luther's Nottingham Program. "In 'The Picture of Dorian Gray' and 'The Aspern Papers,' Wilde and James contemplate the cost of inventing and reinventing personality," said Jacobson. "These authors pose interesting questions about the ethics of identity and artistic expression." In her paper, Jacobson evaluates the tone and technique each author utilizes to construct their characters' personas. 

Approaching its 50th anniversary, the Nottingham Program is a year-long study abroad experience that allows students to take courses from a Luther faculty member and the University of Nottingham, while living with a small group of Luther students in Nottingham, England.

"The Luther Nottingham Program is a unique study abroad opportunity that combines the benefits of a close-knit, liberal arts community and a large, research university. Pursuing my interests in travel and research while immersed in a supportive community has been a highlight of my college experience," Jacobson said.

Luther's Center for Global Learning connects students with vital global issues and ideas in many ways—through study and scholarship on campus and through off-campus studies, internships and service around the globe. Each year, between 400-500 Luther students expand their worldviews through international study, ranking Luther among the top baccalaureate colleges in the nation for the percentage of students who study abroad prior to graduation—over two-thirds.

Luther College is home to more than 1,800 undergraduates who explore big questions and take action to benefit people, communities and society. Our 60+ academic programs, experiential approach to learning and welcoming community inspire students to learn actively, live purposefully and lead courageously for a lifetime of impact. Learn more at luther.edu.