Morgan is working on a research paper for one of her classes at WVU. As part of her research, she asked if she could post on my blog to pose some questions to those of you who may have an interest in her subject, Jane Austen. Morgan is an avid fan of Jane Austen’s work. If you have any knowledge or opinions, please help! You can respond to her in the comments or send your comments to her email address below.
As many of you may know, I entered college in the fall. This semester I have English 102 and the class has been themed around fandoms. We were supposed to pick one “fandom” and research it for the semester and I chose the Jane Austen Fandom, the Janeites. The overarching theme I’ve chosen to follow is how class influenced the characters in the novels and how we as readers personally responded to that. Due to my mother’s blog I have direct access to possible readers of Jane Austen and I am taking advantage of that opportunity for primary research, an idea my teacher loved. What I am asking of you is that I would like for you to tell me how Jane Austen’s novels have made you reflect on your role in society and how it has personally impacted you. I would also like for you to think about how your experience with class in today’s society is mirrored in Jane Austen’s England.
You can either respond in the comments here or you can respond privately to my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since I know it’s been a painful amount of time since you last gazed at my glorious face I have included a picture of me with my books I’m going to use for research.