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  • 24 Jan 2022
    Vera J. Camden

    The Cambridge Companion to Literature and Psychoanalysis

    Since at least the 1980’s, any university student who wanted to learn about Freud or psychoanalysis would not be directed to departments of psychology, nor to psychiatry, but would instead be ushered to the English department. The irony of this circumstance is, of course, that such guidance returns the student to the origins of psychoanalysis. […]

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  • 13 Jul 2017
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    Jenny Davidson

    Reading Jane Austen

    I’ve been reading Austen since childhood, and I am only half joking when I say that if you put me under light hypnosis, I could probably recite Pride and Prejudice word for word in its entirety. Between what the novels have taught me about writing and about life – and especially about the profound, delicate […]

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  • 6 Jul 2017
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    Deirdre LeFaye

    A Chronology of Jane Austen and her Family 1600 – 2000

    It was in the 1970s, in the course of some local history research in the London Borough of Camden, that I discovered quite by chance a grave in the old churchyard of St-John-at-Hampstead, in which Jane Austen’s aunt Mrs Hancock was buried together with her daughter Eliza de Feuillide and her grandson Hastings de Feuillide.   […]

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  • 8 Mar 2017
    Devoney Looser

    International Women’s Day: spotlight on women’s writing in the Romantic period

    To celebrate International Women's Day from the 6th - 10th March 2017 we will be sharing brand new blog content from our authors which explore the themes of 'IWD 2017' and continue the discussion on feminism and women today and through the ages. In this blog post Devoney Looser, editor of The Cambridge Companion to Women's Writing in the Romantic Period, explores the expansion of professional women writers during the Romantic period.

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  • 24 Apr 2016
    Michelle M. Dowd

    Shakespeare’s Everyday Legacy

    Michelle M. Dowd looks at how Shakespeare tackled the everyday issue at the time, and how that adds to his legacy today.

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  • 5 Jun 2014

    Into the Intro: The Hidden Jane Austen

    In this excerpt, get a peek at the latest from leading Jane Austen scholar John Wiltshire. In The Hidden Jane Austen, he offers new interpretations of Austen's six novels and a new approach to criticism when it comes to one of the most celebrated novelists in the English language.

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  • 28 Jan 2013

    Happy birthday, Pride and Prejudice!

    There’s a whirlwind of activity both on and offline to celebrate the official bicentennial of Austen’s favorite classic, but here at our humble little blog, we just want to say: Thank you, Ms. Austen. Two hundred years later and your story about a gentleman with not a little pride and a woman with lots of prejudice is still a joy to read.

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  • 25 Jan 2013
    Frances B.

    Why I re-read Jane Austen

    Our publicist Frances discusses why in a world with so much to read and so little time, Pride & Prejudice is a book worth opening again and again

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