Archives for the ‘Jane Austen’ Category

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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My Textual History, or, How I Became Involved in Research and Started Losing My Hair pt. II

By • Jul 9th, 2008 • Category: Bibliography, Collators, Hamlet, Honors Thesis, Jane Austen, Rare Book School, Research, Shakespeare, Swem, William and Mary

I had developed an interest in Jane Austen sometime in middle school—I first read Emma, which remains my least favorite JA novel, though that did not deter me from plunging headlong into Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, Mansfield Park, and Persuasion (all of which I distinctly enjoyed). During Christmas vacation my freshman year (December […]

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