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Constructing Depth Through Jane: Contemporary Interactions Between Austen And Interiority, Nicole Catherine Peters May 2012

Constructing Depth Through Jane: Contemporary Interactions Between Austen And Interiority, Nicole Catherine Peters

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

The world is saturated with Jane Austen. She is in the movies, in bookstores, and in college courses. For years “lowbrow” and “highbrow” readers have fought over the “proper” way to read her work. Ian Watt, a popular literary critic, argued that Austen’s value resides in her use of interiority. For years, interiority was held as the measure of a novel’s worth or depth. Deidre Lynch exposed this interiority Watt spoke of as a cultural taste—one which Austen and Watt emerged from and helped to create.

In this project, I look at two contemporary manifestations of Austen ...


Yiddish In Abramovitsh's Literary Revival Of Hebrew, Ken Frieden Jan 2012

Yiddish In Abramovitsh's Literary Revival Of Hebrew, Ken Frieden

Religion

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