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Statement of Support for the National Endowment for the Humanities

17 March 2017

The 18th-Century Common was developed with substantial support from the Wake Forest University Humanities Institute, which itself was founded with generous support from an National...

Jane Austen Summer Program Presents: 
“200 Years of Persuasion”

24 February 2017

The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and The Jane Austen Society of North America—North Carolina June 15 to 18, 2017
. This summer more than 100 people, including...

Expressions of Homosexuality in 18th Century England – Draft

28 October 2016

While reading Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, one’s attention becomes drawn, not to a directly romantic courtship, but to that of  Elinor and Marianne’s...

“Quite”: A Form of Jane Austen’s Societal Commentary

27 October 2016

In Victorina González-Diaz’s article, “‘I quite detest the man’: Degree adverbs, female language and Jane Austen”, she further develops a previous...