Jane and the Damned by Janet Mullany

“Jane and the Damned” is set in the late 18th century when English society is tense with the threat of a French invasion and occupied with the issue of how to deal with the Damned—the fashionable, high society vampires who are seducing the local populace left and right. Hot off the heels of her latest […]

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 […]

The Jane Austen Book Club

The plot: five women and one man meet monthly to discuss each of Jane Austen’s six novels. Bonus: Maybe some of the themes found in Austen relate to the characters’ modern day woes and triumphs. While the concept of “The Jane Austen Book Club” by Karen Joy Fowler seems simple, the execution is anything but. […]