‘The skull beneath the skin’ – Angela Carter in Bath
Several female writers have spent fruitful periods in the city of Bath. In this month's Musings, our guest blogger Dr. Gabrielle Malcolm looks at Angela Carter's four years in the city - a time span that mirrors Jane Austen's
Can AI Write an Austen Novel?
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
Spring Fashions in the age of 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
Shops & Shoplifting: Jane Austen’s Aunt & a Card of Lace
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
Nobody Writes a Love Story like Jane Austen
To mark the month of love, Robert Morrison, British Academy Global Professor at Bath Spa University and author of The Regency Revolution, celebrates the most famous romance of the past two centuries - Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Jane Austen’s Regency World
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.
A Jane Austen Regency Christmas
With his series of seasonal stories, Charles Dickens very successfully laid claim to Christmas, and ever since we have been led to believe that all we know and love of the season is a Victorian affair. Yet, writes freelance journalist and author Sarah Jane Downing in this month’s blog, there are many traditions that we
Walking with Jane Austen
n this month's blog, Jennie Batchelor, Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies at the University of Kent, looks at how Jane Austen's love of walking found its way into her novels and offers a glimpse inside the wardrobe of a fashionable Regency walker.
Jane Austen, Needlewoman & Crafter
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
A Letter from Jane
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.