Bluestocking Bulletin biography of Jane Goodwin Austin

Month: February 2017

Bluestocking Bulletin biography of Jane Goodwin Austin

Bluestocking Bulletin biography of Jane Goodwin Austin

I’m so excited to share a link to a profile of Austin that I wrote for Anne Boyd Rioux’s Bluestocking Bulletin, a newsletter with updates about her own work and which features a profile of a woman writer. I thoroughly enjoyed Constance Fenimore Woolson: Portrait of a Lady Novelist, which Dr. Rioux published to great acclaim in 2016. I first encountered Woolson in a course of American women regionalist writers several years ago. While the class was nearly unanimous in admiring her work, Woolson’s relationship with Henry James overshadowed our discussions. Rioux’s biography shows that Woolson was a talented and ambitious writer who achieved success on

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Snow in fiction and in real life

I am a native Floridian who never even saw snow until I was sixteen. The closest I would get were the freezes when the fern farmers had to run their sprinklers so the ice would insulate the ferns. The sprinklers and the ferns would be covered in icicles, creating what to me was a magical winter wonderland. So winter weather was one of the things that captivated me the most when I was an avid young reader. It seemed so exotic and cozy. I wanted to ice skate like Jo and Amy did in Little Women, although naturally I would not be as foolish as

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