There was an interesting juxtaposition of events for me recently, the kind of thing that feels like the heavens opening up to send an earth-shaking message that will Change Everything. Then you mull it over for three days and itís not such a revelation. But Iím going to post it anyway because itís all Iíve got for material, and the message, such as it is, bears repeating. Besides, my new computer arrived earlier this week, and what better way to inaugurate it than by talking about my favorite subjects?
The more spectacular event was actor/scholar Ian Kellyís presentation on Beau Brummell for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). (more…)