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Old-fashioned empowerment: Charlotte Lennox’s use of the veil as a source of agency in The Female Quixote

In The Female Quixote by Charlotte Lennox, Arabella, the heroine, takes a very different view of life acquaintances. For Arabella, life is one big romance, as the French romances of her youth have constituted her main source of instruction in reality. 1,496 more words

Author Payments go "Semi-Pro"~! (no more $5 checks)

We’re upgrading author payments from a flat $5.00 to semi-pro rate. Black Denim Lit now offers a semi-pro payment for each piece published online at… 88 more words


“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.”

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If BlackDenimLit had a VIDA count...

Since we are so small, we’re not part of the VIDA count, but we intend to pay attention to this important metric. If you are a woman in the literary arts, please know that we are listening. 35 more words


Quoting Jane Austen's Mansfield Park

Have finished yet another re-read of Mansfield Park, in celebration of its bicentenary, and as always with a slow, deliberate re-read of anything Austen, one finds all sorts of new insights, new sentences, new cause for chuckles – but as I have little time at present to engage in long semi-thoughtful posts on this novel, I shall just begin posting every few days some of my favorite lines, passages, all exhibiting the best of Jane Austen … and welcome your comments… 161 more words

Jane Austen

Simone de Beauvoir - Toril Moi's 'Master-mind' lecture at The British Academy

On Thursday 20th March I travelled up to London to meet my newly employed, journalist friend Rachel. We both wanted to attend the ‘Master-mind’ lecture on Simone de Beauvoir at The British Academy that evening. 916 more words


Get Lost

“The core of mans’ spirit comes from new experiences.”

So last night, after watching a film recommended to me, I suggested to another they should watch  486 more words