The launch of AI systems for content and art creation is a hot topic, but where do fans of the early-nineteenth century novel stand? This month's Musings sees our guest blogger and author of 'There’s Something About Darcy,' Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm consider whether AI can write a novel like Jane Austen
It's Spring and to celebrate, journalist and author Sarah Jane Downing takes us back to Regency England to discover what Jane Austen, her friends and characters, would have been wearing as the sun and flowers came out
In this month's Musings, Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, looks at shopping in Regency Bath and tells the intriguing story of how Jane Austen's aunt went shopping for lace and ended up in Lichester gaol
What exactly is ‘the Regency’? When did it take place? In what ways is Jane Austen a Regency woman and a Regency novelist? In this month’s Musings, Robert Morrison, British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and author of The Regency Revolution, takes us into Jane Austen’s Regency World.
Needlework was the common denominator of female experience in Georgian times and Jane Austen excelled with a needle. Here, our guest blogger Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, celebrates the considerable craft skills of our favourite novelist. As we all know, Jane Austen was a highly accomplished writer. Not only did
Jane Austen might never have married, but her life had plenty of love interest and, as a letter recently acquired by the Jane Austen House Museum and the Bodleian Library suggests, many of the romantic heroes and amorous adventures that fill her novels are drawn from personal experience.
Our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm, author of There’s Something About Darcy (2019), is a regular speaker at the Jane Austen Festival. For this year’s Festival, Gabrielle will be talking about Jane Austen’s Bath-based novel Northanger Abbey and here she gives us a sneak preview.