Who is the
Best Mr. Darcy?
Introduction to Fan Culture and the Modern Jane Austen Fandom Who is the best Mr. Darcy? It may seem like a silly question to some, but for modern day Janeites, this question has spurred endless online debates and can be a defining mark of whether one is a “true” Austen fan. Strange as it may… Read more
Jane Austen’s place in pop culture and academia are inherently intertwined. As mentioned earlier, many students may have already seen an adaptation of an Austen novel by the time they read it in an academic setting. Even if one is not a self-proclaimed fan, exposure to the adaptation is going to affect one’s view of… Read more
Some think of Austen as only “for women.” Some think of her as one of the greatest authors of all time. Some think she is both. Where does Jane Austen stand as a literary figure? Scholars have claimed her as an essential part of the literary canon, while readers have claimed her as popular fiction.… Read more