April 2017 archive

Apr 13 2017

Trolls and Critics in the 19th Century

We often like to perceive the past as something quite alien, populated with unfamiliar people who are ‘not like us’. However, the more primary sources you encounter, the more this belief is shaken. For part of my Literature Review I have been exploring the 19th century reviews of Jane Austen, Maria Edgeworth and Sydney Owenson’s …

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Apr 03 2017

‘Alt-Right Jane Austen’ – My view

Nicole M. Wright’s article, “Alt-Right Jane Austen” (The Chronicle Review, March 12), was fascinating and shocking to read in equal measure. However, I felt that she did not go far enough in challenging the Alt-Right’s appropriation of Austen for their cause. A few additional details may help reinforce exactly why the Alt-Right are so wrong. …

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