Jane Austen: Online Resources

Harvard University Press is pleased to offer this list of online resources about Jane Austen and her literary works as a supplement to our illustrated and annotated oversize editions of her classic novels.

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The Jane Austen Society of North America

A nonprofit organization staffed by volunteers who are dedicated to the enjoyment and appreciation of Jane Austen and her writing. Its members share an enjoyment of Austen’s fiction and the company of like-minded readers.

Screenshot: Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts website

Jane Austen’s Fiction Manuscripts

A three-year research project which aims to create a digital resource reuniting all the known holograph surviving manuscripts of Austen’s fiction in an unprecedented virtual collection.

Screenshot: AustenBlog website

AustenBlog

A compendium of news about Jane Austen in popular culture, including newspaper articles, books and magazines, film adaptations, continuations of the novels or modern retellings, and Austen-related events.

Screenshot: Jane Austen’s World website

Jane Austen’s World

A blog bringing Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th-century historical details.

Screenshot: The Republic of Pemberley website

The Republic of Pemberley

An exhaustive collection of Jane Austen information, communities, discussion boards, and supporting sites run by a volunteer committee.

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Lost in Translation: Reclaiming Lost Language

In Memory Speaks: On Losing and Reclaiming Language and Self, Julie Sedivy sets out to understand the science of language loss and the potential for renewal. Sedivy takes on the psychological and social world of multilingualism, exploring the human brain’s capacity to learn—and forget—languages at various stages of life. She argues that the struggle to remain connected to an ancestral language and culture is a site of common ground: people from all backgrounds can recognize the crucial role of language in forming a sense of self.