Monthly Archives: January 2011

Jane Austen and Feminism

Jane Austen and Feminism by Regina Jeffers In 1968, the Women’s Liberation Movement staged a demonstration at the annual Miss America Beauty pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They protested the idea that the most important thing about a woman … Continue reading

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Persuasion 1995 Movie Discussion

In describing Persuasion in his script’s introduction, Nick Dear said, “The story essentially describes an old order fading away into decadence, and a new tribe, a meritocracy, coming to the fore.” Persuasion has seen four renderings. The first was presented … Continue reading

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Firth longs to play Darcy as a daddy in ‘Bridget Jones 3′ – Chicago Sun-Times

Firth longs to play Darcy as a daddy in ‘Bridget Jones 3′ – Chicago Sun-Times.

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Jane Austen Film Adaptations

Recently, I blogged on AustenAuthors.com about the latest film version of a Jane Austen novel to be released. Realizing that many of my readers are unfamiliar with how the media has seen fit to adapt Jane Austen’s many novels, below … Continue reading

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Golden Globe Winners Announced

  BEST ACTOR DRAMA Jesse Eisenberg, “The Social Network”; Colin Firth, “The King’s Speech”; James Franco, “127 Hours”; Ryan Gosling, “Blue Valentine”; Mark Wahlberg, “The Fighter.” (As a card carrying member of the Jane Austen Society of North America, I … Continue reading

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New Zodiac Signs, but I Am Still a Virgo

When news starting reaching the media outlets, that a 13th sign of the zodiac was likely and that most of us are not what we have always believed ourselves to be, I scoffed with good reason. It has seemed all … Continue reading

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Learn to Dance Like in Pride and Prejudice

This is an announcement from Orlando, Florida’s Shakespeare’s Theater. They are currently presenting Pride & Prejudice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Our dance card will fill up quickly, so ask us to dance today! Learn how to dance Regency style with the choreographer from … Continue reading

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