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Author Biography

Laura E. Thomason is an associate professor of English at Middle Georgia State College in Macon, Georgia. Her forthcoming book, The Matrimonial Trap: Eighteenth-Century Women Writers Redefine Marriage (Bucknell University Press), examines the ways in which six women writers of the long eighteenth century used public and private writing to redefine marriage as an egalitarian relationship.

Keywords

Jane Austen, Janine Barchas, history, celebrity, culture, eighteenth century