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Cousins Britannia and Columbia and the Evils of Novel Reading

British essayist and lexicographer Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) first coined the term “Columbia” to represent the symbolic female personification of the American colony in a 1738 issue of… 582 more words

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Little Women

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful andpleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. 59 more words
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September's April Recap

Another month bites the dust! We’ve now gotten through all of my reading for the month of April, and it was another big book month for me – 13 books this time around. 805 more words

Jane Austen and “La Belle et la Bête”

French-born Madame Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711-1780) introduced a folk motif that resonated in Jane Austen’s novels when she created an English translation of the short adult novel… 361 more words

Jane Austen (1775-1817)

Eating Architecture by Horowitz and Singley

Academic foodwriting enters a space where food becomes an idea, not something to cook or something to eat or smell. This idea of food then intersects with other ideas of other things the scholar wants to try to figure out on a grander scale or alternately, to write theses the scholar has in their mind as being the correct theses then have everyone else believe them too. 39 more words


Diolog[ue]s and Conversations

Emma (1814) was the only work Jane Austen (1775-1817) to be published in the United States during her lifetime. Austen’s romantic fiction remains more popular in the United States than the work of gritty bestselling American female authors of the same era including Susanna Rowson (1762-1824) and Hannah Webster Foster (1758-1840). 688 more words

Jane Austen (1775-1817)