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Blog Post 3: An Unexpected Journey

By • Aug 19th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The deed is done. The paper is finished (for now). Ten rambling pages have been titled “rough draft” and emailed off to several beta readers in my desperate search for validation. These ten pages give me slight anxiety because, as I should know by now, three weeks of reading one book and then ten other […]

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Blog Post 2: A Lot of Opinions

By • Aug 8th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Jane Austen, Literature, Research

Today marks the official end of the second phase of my research: secondary source week. Seven books from Swem and countless online articles later, I can now confidently and definitively say that people have a lot of opinions. Furthermore, these opinions are all so contradictory that I have to wonder if they’ve all read the […]

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Blog Post 1: Austenomics, Slavery, and Silence

By • Jul 30th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Jane Austen, Literature, Research

In my proposal, I dedicated my first week of research to going over primary sources: specifically, the Jane Austen novel Mansfield Park and a couple film adaptations. In reality, there was so much more to read about Mansfield Park, one of Austen’s only works that mentions slavery, than I thought. “Primary sources” ended up including criticisms of […]

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Austen & Abolition Abstract

By • Apr 17th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Kate Kowalski First Year Monroe Scholar 4-17-2019 Research Abstract: Austen & Abolition   Through my research, I hope to uncover Jane Austen’s relationship to slavery, a practice which would not be outlawed in Britain and its colonies until more than 15 years after her death. Austen is considered to have been ahead of her time […]

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Austen & Abolition Abstract

By • Apr 17th, 2019 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Kate Kowalski First Year Monroe Scholar 4-17-2019 Research Abstract: Austen & Abolition   Through my research, I hope to uncover Jane Austen’s relationship to slavery, a practice which would not be outlawed in Britain and its colonies until more than 15 years after her death. Austen is considered to have been ahead of her time […]

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