Great Sisters in Literature

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The first Sunday in August is Sisters Day, an international day to appreciate sisters, obviously! Jane Austen certainly appreciated sisters, from her beloved Cassandra in real life, to the many different sister characters she wrote. She gave us the Bennet and … Continued

Jurassic Austen Day 2: Marianne Dashwood, aka Diplosororia dramatis

Jurassic Austen stomps along for a second day! Diplosororia dramatis Common name: Marianne Dashwood Description: D. dramatis was a striking dinosaur with a brilliant complexion and sparkling eyes. Taller than her elder sister Elinor (Diplosororia pragmatis), she could also be distinguished by a tendency for … Continued

Good Company to be had at the JASNA Pittsburgh Austen Festival

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Recently I had the pleasure of spending the day with “clever, well-informed people, who have a great deal of conversation” at the JASNA Pittsburgh chapter 2015 Austen festival: On the Road with Jane Austen: Travel, Translation and Transformation. It started … Continued

Ranking the kiss scenes of Austen screen adaptations

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Yes, I’ve suffered through multiple watchings of kiss clips to bring you this very important list. A few notes: These rankings do not necessarily reflect my opinion on the adaptation itself. They are based on subjective “feels” elicited by JUST the kiss that brings the couple … Continued