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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Interview on WHYY's Radio Times Show: Deborah Yaffe (Among the Janeites) and Colleen Sheehan

I just listened to the 52 minute interview of Deborah Yaffe, author of Among the Janeites...

(the new book in which I am one of the obsessive Janeites profiled)

...and Colleen Sheehan, author of several pioneering analyses of Jane Austen's word puzzles in Emma......



/ ppg. 50-61)

Deborah and Colleen both did a spectacular job from beginning to end, as did the interviewer from Radio Times, although Colleen did not get any chance to speak about her "Prince of Whales" solution to the long charade in Chapter 9 of Emma. The show was clearly aimed at an audience of intelligent non-Janeites, and so there was no space for "advanced topics" in Austen studies.

So, if you're looking for an extended audio clip (what a luxury to have 52 minutes!) that you could give the link of to someone you'd like to introduce to Jane Austen in an entertaining, intelligent, lowkey way, this is the perfect choice!

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