Inheriting Longbourn: the entail in Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Modern readers of Pride and Prejudice often wonder why the Bennet sisters cannot inherit Longbourn, their father's estate. One common but...
Versão em português.
I am a literary scholar from São Paulo, Brazil. I live and work in the United States, where I currently am Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. I specialize in British literature from the long eighteenth century. In this website I share my research and teaching and I blog about my many other interests — from travel and languages to guinea pigs. My last name, in case you are curious, is pronounced “My Olly.”
My first book, Empiricism and the Early Theory of the Novel: From Fielding to Austen, explores what the eighteenth-century British novel had to teach us about the value of the humanities. I show that novels, for authors from Henry Fielding to Jane Austen, were vicarious sources of socioethical knowledge. I offer more details about my book and other projects here.