12th 2011
Keep Austen Weird

Posted under: art, European history, fluff, weirdness, women's history


8 Responses to “Keep Austen Weird”

  1. Sisyphus on 12 May 2011 at 8:49 am #

    Funny, she doesn’t look that weird.

  2. Mamie on 12 May 2011 at 8:53 am #

    It’s a little weird that she appears to be wearing a wedding band.

  3. Feminist Avatar on 12 May 2011 at 9:34 am #

    I think this is a Victorian work-up of an original sketch of Jane Austen, rather than an original piece, so the costume is probably that of the sitter who provided the body.

  4. Perpetua on 12 May 2011 at 11:17 am #

    I cannot resist, in honor of the weird Jane Austen mashup (cf tenured radical, for those of you who haven’t been over there to see the spam whence this post title sprang), my favorite Austen quote: “There are few people whom I really love, and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.” If Austen had a blog, what a delight it would be to read. I would love to read her evisceration of the likes of Gingrich. Just imagine a world in which merit and sense were valued. Weird, indeed.

  5. Indyanna on 12 May 2011 at 12:12 pm #

    I’m taking this picture to SXSW next year!! Could talk for hours. Can’t stop me!!!

  6. [c] @ penbrushneedle on 12 May 2011 at 1:50 pm #

    Keep Austen weird? You mean like this?

  7. Comrade PhysioProf on 12 May 2011 at 5:42 pm #


  8. Comrade PhysioProf on 14 May 2011 at 10:26 am #

    Oh! Now I get itte! HAHAHAHAHAH!!!

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