Academic Research · Regency Era · Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen

Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen 2: The Mystery of the Surplice Gown

This is a series of posts exploring quotes from Jane Austen's letters which reference fashion and dress. "I have had my new gown made up, and it really makes a very superb surplice. I am sorry to say that my new coloured gown is very much washed out, though I charged everybody to take great… Continue reading Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen 2: The Mystery of the Surplice Gown

Academic Research · Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen

Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen 1

Dear readers, my spring semester is a few weeks shy of being over, and I have barely been able to post because of a research project I am working on. I have been doing a content analysis of Jane Austen's letters to explore how she navigated her identity through dress. I cannot write more here,… Continue reading Self-Fashioning and Jane Austen 1