It occurred to me the other day that I have posted at very scattered times about some of my contrarian views of Mr. Darcy. So, for those who might be interested in thinking about Mr. Darcy (even at the end of Pride & Prejudice) in other than a totally romantic, idealized way, check out the following sampler of observations of mine out from the past 18 months in that against-the-grain vein:
And these are only the tip of a very large iceberg---and the "Titanic" on a collision course with it is the universal notion of the reformed Darcy as the ultimate Prince Charming.
- Deirdre Le Faye & Me: "I am a scholar, she is a scholar: so far we are equal"
- Darcy's "We neither of us perform to strangers": a Radical New Interpretation
- The Hunger Games’s Veiled Allusion to Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus
- August Wayne Booth in Once Upon A Time: Jane Austen Really IS Everywhere in 2012!
- 20 shades of hero/villain Mr. Darcy
- Rick Santorum would have been the worst person in the world to Jane Austen too!
- The Great Gadsby: an overnight lesbian feminist ‘comedy’ sensation 10+ years in the making (& 3 millenia overdue)
- Austenland: The Movie was Fun, but the Novel was Better [SPOILER ALERT as to both]
- Can Jane Austen forgive Marianne?
- The secret codeword Shakespeare devilishly hid in plain sight in Romeo & Juliet that Shakespeare Uncovered DIDN’T uncover—but John Milton (and then I) did!