Nothing so easy!
Posted by Amy on October 04, 1997 at 21:49:01:
In response to Hello from a new Jane Austen Lover, written by Kelly Davis on October 04, 1997 at 16:22:16
] because I am studying Austen's novels for a class as well as doing my Senior Project paper on her novels. My subject is: How to teach Jane Austen to contemporary American High School students and make it fun. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you ever so much!!
Welcome to Pemberley, Kelly. I'd say use the adaptations to the max, as one technique, including Clueless, as a way of showing how timeless and relevant the stories are. Maybe have students write about how an event in one of the novels matches their own experience with "courtship" even if they're Mary Bennets.
I hope as you dig into your project more, you'll tell us about what you've discovered. The kind of help you are asking for is not quite like the laughable request by "Meagan" a little above this thread. (See the FAQ on this point. ) You are obviously going to have to do a lot of your own thinking. But I do hope you'll reciprocate and give us something new to chew on.
You will probably want to check the list of names already in use, Kelly. I think just plain Kelly is taken by someone else, but you can add an iniital or something to distinguish yourself -- and avoid having the other Kellys scurry around to explain why they've so suddenly taken the opposite position on a long- and hard-argued point!
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