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Austen vs. Brontë is a literary thunderdome! Listen each week as Lauren and Hannah compare and contrast the lives, work and fandoms of the Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 77 Ratings

Austen vs. Brontë is a literary thunderdome! Listen each week as Lauren and Hannah compare and contrast the lives, work and fandoms of the Jane Austen and the Brontë sisters.

    S4.2, Episode 8: Man Up! at Chawton House

    S4.2, Episode 8: Man Up! at Chawton House

    This week, you’ll hear audio from Hannah’s trip to Chawton House where she spoke to Executive Director Katie Childs and went on a tour of the Man Up! exhibition led by curator Clio O’Sullivan.

    You find the entire exhibition online at https://chawtonhouse.org/the-library/library-collections/man-up-online-exhibition/introduction/

    • 1 hr
    S4.2, Episode 7: Dorothy & Wordsworth Grasmere

    S4.2, Episode 7: Dorothy & Wordsworth Grasmere

    This week, we’re taking you back to the Lake District to visit Wordsworth Grasmere, home of Dorothy and William Wordsworth. Thanks so much to Assistant Curator Poppy Garrett for busting out the white gloves and taking us behind the scenes to show us paintings, journals and camel phlegm.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    S4.2, Episode 6: Holdsworth House & Shibden Hall

    S4.2, Episode 6: Holdsworth House & Shibden Hall

    This week, we’re going on a roadtrip to Holdsworth House in Halifax to learn about diarist Elizabeth Wadsworth. Then, we’re going down the road to visit Shibden Hall, the home of Anne Lister.

    • 53 min
    S4.2, Episode 5: L.M. Montgomery & The Alpine Path

    S4.2, Episode 5: L.M. Montgomery & The Alpine Path

    We’re back! This week, we’re talking you through The Alpine Path by L.M. Montgomery. This essay is full of great writing advice, childhood anecdotes, and quotes like, “I drained the cup of failure to the very dregs.” Put that on a postcard.

    • 50 min
    S4.2, Episode 4: L.M. Montgomery & Prince Edward Island

    S4.2, Episode 4: L.M. Montgomery & Prince Edward Island

    This week, we chat with L.M. Montgomery scholars Dr. Kate Scarth and Dr. Trinna Frever about L.M.’s critics, journals, and Prince Edward Island, before diving into their exciting project - Your LMM Story.

    • 1 hr
    S4.2, Episode 3: Lord Byron & Newstead Abbey

    S4.2, Episode 3: Lord Byron & Newstead Abbey

    We continue our series on literary homes with a discussion about Newstead Abbey, home of Lord Byron, with Curator Simon Brown. We also discuss the Harriet Beecher Stowe & Lord Byron controversy. If you’re playing the HBS drinking game with us, get the bottle out.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

ilovemusic.period. ,

One of my all-time favorite podcasts

So happy to have discovered this podcast!! Literally exactly what I was searching for and didn’t know existed.

chewygronola ,

Regency Gents....

Been obsessed with this podcast for the past week. I have been binging the show like crazy. I love all Regency fiction/ Historical fiction, but I am predominantly a hard core Jane Austen fan. Though I do enjoy the Bronte sisters, nothing will ever trump my love for Austen. I just finished Part 1 of the Darcy vs. Heathcliff and I just want you guys to know how much I truly loved this episode. When I sought out to find a podcast that hopefully would dive into Austen characters in the books and movie adaptations, this is exactly what I hoped for! Hannah your knowledge on the time period was well said and I enjoyed it thoroughly. I love how deep you guys get, but also keeping it light and fun. Love it and can’t wait to keep listening!

Jake_Phillips ,

Really good stuff

This podcast is great for lovers of literature. The banter is great and you learn a lot about Austen and Bronte books especially!
Also having a British and an American take on things adds a lot. Good stuff

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