For those who, like me, can’t seem to get enough Jane Austen, whether it’s her books, information about her, variations on her works, or discussion of her works, I thought I’d share some of my finds. This will probably span several blog posts. First, there are a few YouTube channels I follow that provide content about Jane Austen or her fiction, some of them only occasionally, some more frequently. Here are a few of my favorite videos they’ve shared.
One of my go-to YouTube channels for analysis of classic literature, and Jane Austen’s works in particular, is that of Dr. Octavia Cox. In the video linked here, she discusses whether Mary Bennet, in Pride and Prejudice, was interested in marrying Mr. Collins:
Another recent selection from her channel is this video discussing Lucy Steele in Sense and Sensibility:
Ellie Dashwood’s channel on YouTube covers many different topics, and I always find her videos a delight. But she has put together some insightful videos specifically about Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice (links are to playlists on those topics).
One of hers that has particularly stayed on my mind is this one, questioning the love between Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet:
Then there are the historians who’ve studied and written about Jane Austen and her world, such as Lucy Worsley:
Simple searches on YouTube using, for instance, the keywords “Jane Austen” have guided me to lots of variety relating to her and her works, including audio books, information about the Regency and the longer spanning Georgian period, the fashions and economics of the time, as well as the etiquette and social class system that play such a large part in understanding her stories to their fullest.
Feel free to share in the comments any of your favorite resources for discussion of Jane Austen or her writings that you’ve come across. I’m always on the lookout for more sources. Alternatively, feel free to share your own blog or podcast on this topic.