Anna Maria Jones received UCF’s Women’s Research Center 2010 Award in the Arts and Humanities. She becomes the 16th recipient of the annual award initiated in 2002. The award defrays some of the costs of research and production associated with her scholarly research and production of her book-length manuscript Self-Possessed: Gothic Agency and the Haunting of Liberalism in British Fiction, 1794-1897. This book should make a significant contribution to the scholarship concerning the debate about the centrality of the Gothic to conceptions of liberal individualism in the late 18th and 19th centuries.