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Even Jane Austen Characters Are Against Feminism Now

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 07.30.2014 | Books

History will remember this week as the week we learned everyone and everything on the Internet is actually against feminism. Women. Cats, or at least ...

Jane Austen Weekly: Child Poverty in Mansfield Park

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Mansfield Park begins with a question that is still depressingly familiar. What can be done to help a disadvantaged child?

Jane Austen Weekly: Elizabeth Bennet's Brain Scan

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.11.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

In Pride and Prejudice, the reward for meticulous critical scrutiny is self-consciousness, intellectual expansion and moral growth. Long before the invention of fMRIs, Jane Austen knew that close reading was good for the brain... and for the soul.

Jane Austen Weekly: The Brain and Mind

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 12.05.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

Among her countless accomplishments, Jane Austen is making news in the field of neuroscience.

The Jane Austen Weekly: Sex Organs and Sexual Difference

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 11.27.2012 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

What does any of this have to do with prim and proper Jane Austen? How could such a fuddy-duddy author discuss sex organs? But she does.

What's St. Paul's Beef With Oxen? Animal Compassion In Light Of 1 Corinthians 9:9-10

Michael Gilmour | Posted 03.21.2012 | Religion
Michael Gilmour

My question is whether or not there is a way to read 1 Corinthians 9:9-10 that does justice to Paul while minimizing bias against nonhuman species among his readers?

More Jane Austen! The Books You Don't Know

Rachel M. Brownstein | Posted 08.28.2011 | Books
Rachel M. Brownstein

So you think you know Jane Austen? Here are some works you may not have discovered yet.