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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Seeing Art the Way Jane Austen Saw It

Former Villanova English major Bob Duggan has posted an article on his blog about an 1813 art show visited by Jane Austen.  "Modern viewers," says Bob, "won’t be disappointed by an online recreation of the exhibition titled What Jane Saw, which will draw in not just the legions of Jane Austen fans but also anyone interested in the origins of the museum blockbuster as well as the beginnings of celebrity culture and its discontents."  Click here to read the full article.