Tonight, Inquiry welcomes JONATHAN STUHLMAN, Curator of American Art at the Mint Museum and STEPHEN ROBESON MILLER, curator and art historian to talk about the fascinating exhibition DOUBLE SOLITAIRE: THE SURREAL WORLDS OF KAY SAGE AND YVES TANGUY at the DAVIS MUSEUM AT WELLESLEY COLLEGE till January 15, 2012. For more information on the museum and exhibition, go to: https://www.davismuseum.wellesley.edu
There is a real passion for the writing of Jane Austen today. There are also the many movies and television series of Jane Austen novels, Jane Austen paper dolls, action figures and numerous Jane Austen “spin off” novels, one that even combines Pride and Prejudice and zombies. It is a veritable Jane-o-mania! But what is it about her novels, written long ago in Regency England that appeals to audiences today? Tonight’s guest on Inquiry is RACHEL M. BROWNSTEIN, Professor of English at Brooklyn College and the City University of New York Graduate Center. Her new witty and insightful book, WHY JANE AUSTEN?, answers what is uniquely special about Jane Austen’s writing and why she is such an easy author to fall in love with.