A Web Round-up ~ All Things Austen [and a little bit of Bronte]

Since I am flunking blogging this week, I will just share some links that I have seen or heard about in the past week  “all things Austen” of course with a few others thrown in for interest:

An article at Salon.com by Laura Miller:  The battle for Jane Austen: Great novelist, chick-lit pioneer, vampire. Will the real Miss Austen please stand up?  [are YOU sick of zombies and sea-monsters and vampires?] [and thanks to Ellen M for the link]

Penguin Classics On Air has  interviews with Sheila Kohler, author of Becoming Jane Eyre, and the Austen scholar Juliette Wells, who speaks on the Brontes, their contribution to literature, and her love of teaching the writings of the Victorian era.

Visit the Austenonly blog and scroll down through the almost daily posting on Emma in celebration of the new Masterpiece Classic’s BBC Emma to be shown FINALLY in the US starting tomorrow night [Sunday January 24, 2010] and then see of course…

 The Masterpiece Classic Emma site which offers previews, reviews, background story, cast bios, and online viewings of the film [which will debut Monday the 25th].  Masterpiece will also be hosting a wild and crazy “Twitter Party” on Sunday night during the show- click here for more information on how to participate [reason enough to finally register yourself on Twitter and join the “tweeting” world at last!]

JASNA-NY co-sponsored the Morgan Library Masterpiece Emma event this past Wednesday night.  There are three videos from this evening’s events now on YouTube for your viewing pleasure [with thanks to Janeite Kerri from JASNA-NY for the tip and links!]:

the Morgan Library curators Declan Kiely and Clara Drummond on Austen’s letters in the exhibition:

and Rebecca Eaton, executive producer of Masterpiece Classic on Emma:


And Alessandra Stanley at the New York Times weighs in on this latest Emma – see her review “It’s Still Mostly Sunny at Hartfield”.

[Posted by Deb]

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