Camp Austen: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan

Ted Scheinman is a journalist and academic who—thanks to his mother—has grown up in the world of Janeites, fans of Jane Austen that include everyone from fanfic writers and bloggers to Regency cosplayers and literary scholars. While a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, he is recruited to help organize the first Jane Austen summer camp […]

Ayesha at Last, a modern Muslim love story

Set in modern-day Canada, “Ayesha at Last” explores themes found in Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”—societal expectations, reputation in the community, complicated family dynamics, overcoming personal obstacles—through the lens of several Muslim families. The back of “Ayesha at Last,” Uzma Jalaluddin’s debut novel, says it’s “a modern-day Muslim Pride and Prejudice for a new generation of […]