What can organizational leaders in business, education and government learn from an unemployed unmarried woman living in patriarchal misogynistic rural England in the 18th Century? As it turns out, a great deal.
Tag: Jane Austen
“Love and Friendship” and the Enduring Appeal of Jane Austen
With new and delightfully surprising film adaptations like “Love and Friendship” and the unwavering idiosyncrasies of human nature, Austen shows no sign of slowing down in popularity or reach.
Proof That Jane Austen and Amy Schumer Would Have Been Friends
[Spoilers ahead!] Jane Austen would have appreciated Amy Schumer’s blockbuster summer rom-com Trainwreck. With its flawed protagonist, who alternately feels superior to those around her and unworthy of love, the film draws on themes that […]
Sunday Night: Jane Austen, Elizabeth Bennet, P.D. James — and Anna Maxwell Martin
To me, it’s all about Anna Maxwell Martin’s face. Maxwell Martin stars in Death Comes to Pemberley, the BBC two-part adaptation of P.D. James’s 2011 mystery based on Jane Austen’s […]
Venus in Fur: Is It Good for the Feminists?
Before I met 36-year old Chicago-based director Joanie Schultz, I never really saw or thought about the connection between Jane Austen and the politics of the dominatrix. This was among […]
Are You in a Jane Austen Mood Today?
Our dear British novelist Jane Austen would have turned 238 today, had she not died at the untimely age of 41 due to (pick your retrospective diagnosis) Addison’s disease, Hodgkin’s […]
Bank of England Sees Sense (and Sensibility)
The Bank of England has announced that British novelist Jane Austen will be replacing naturalist Charles Darwin on the £10 note ($15.36). This news comes after people were outraged at […]
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries and Women Friends: Q and A with Julia Cho
And the two best friends lived happily ever after. It’s not the typical ending for a romance story, but The Lizzie Bennet Diaries (LBD) isn’t typical in any way. The […]
Of Jane Austen, the Bennet Sisters… and VAWA?
“I let him film us having sex, Lizzie. I let him do that. … He never made me do anything, so just tell me that I didn’t get what I […]
Pride and Prejudice at 200: Stop Looking for Mr. Darcy!
The Lizzie Bennet Diaries reminds us of what Jane Austen intended all along: this is a story about a heroine who must learn to see herself.