Jane Austen News – Issue 93

The Jane Austen News looks at economics!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Economics Needs Austen Gary Saul Morson, the Lawrence B. Dumas Professor of the Arts and Humanities at Northwestern University, and Morton Schapiro, a professor of economics and the president of Northwestern University have put forward an interesting question: could reading Tolstoy and Austen improve economic forecasting?… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 93


Favourite Austenesque Retellings – Top Ten

an austenesque retelling

Although nothing can beat reading Jane’s own novels, sometimes it’s nice to read an ‘Austenesque’ story. These can be based on Jane’s novels, a prequel or sequel to them, in the same kind of style… We can’t say for sure what makes a story an Austenesque story, but what we can be sure of is… Read more about Favourite Austenesque Retellings – Top Ten


Jane Austen News – Issue 92

Jane Austen fans might like to see the new Howard's End production

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Mr Darcy and Mary Crawford Unite in Howards End Jane Austen fans are often fans of other classic authors too. If you like Jane Austen, chances are you also like the works of a Bronte or of Hardy, etc etc. This is a bit of a… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 92


Jane Austen News – Issue 91

Fanny Price and Mary Crawford in Mansfield Park

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford – The Fallout In the Jane Austen News last week, we gave you a run-down of the week-long Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford debate so far. The debate was a discussion between two Austen-inspired novelists, Kyra Kramer and Lona Manning, who… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 91


Jane Austen News – Issue 90

the Jane Austen News is a fight between Fanny Price and Mary Crawford

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford – The Fallout In the Jane Austen News last week, we mentioned that a Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford debate would be taking place this week between two Austen-inspired novelists, Kyra Kramer and Lona Manning. The question up for discussion each… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 90


The Enduring Inspiration of Miss Jane Austen Now and Forever

Reviewer of Austenesque works

We’re delighted to be able to bring you this fantastic blog post by Claudine Pepe; blogger and devoted Austen fan, in which she asks fellow Austenesque authors why Jane Austen inspires them so much, and why they personally have an enduring love for Jane Austen and all things Austenesque. ***** Fans of Jane Austen throughout… Read more about The Enduring Inspiration of Miss Jane Austen Now and Forever


Jane Austen News – Issue 89

The Jane Austen News is staying neutral!

What’s the Jane Austen News this week?     Fanny Price vs. Mary Crawford While discussing Austen’s novels, as we are wont to do on a daily basis at the Jane Austen Centre, two of our Centre staff, Jenni and Naomi, got into a discussion about whether Mary Crawford can really be painted as “a… Read more about Jane Austen News – Issue 89


Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room

by Alice Chandler, author of Aunt Jane and the Missing Cherry Pie I do apologize for the pun in my title. The Olifant I refer to is Margaret Olifant (1828-1894), a prolific and popular nineteenth-century writer and said to be Queen Victoria’s favorite novelist. The reason that I figuratively place Olifant in the same room… Read more about Jane Austen and the Oliphant in the Room